Telia signs Letter of Intent for Nordic UMTS Suppliers

Telia have signed a Letter of Intent with Nokia and Siemens regarding UMTS-infrastructure in Norway and Finland with an option in Denmark. The agreements are part of Telia´s Nordic UMTS infrastructure strategy.
The Letter of Intent concerns future general agreements and country specific subagreements for 3G core and 3G Radio Access Solutions in Norway and
Finland where Telia already have been awarded UMTS-licences with an additional option for Denmark subject to licence.
NetCom ASA, Telia´s Norwegian mobile operator, is first in line with a country specific Letter of Intent in Norway and is aiming to open the UMTS
network in December this year. A fast roll out and wide population coverage are part of the Norwegian concession terms. NetCom ASA will within three years
offer a coverage of 76,5 % and will thereby cover most densely populated areas with over 1000 inhabitants.
The supplier purchasing in the Swedish market will be handled by the joint Telia-Tele2 networking company subject to the approval by the competetive
Charlotte Züger, Press Manager, Telia Mobile AB, +46 70 320 03 83
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