Sonera’s 3G network extends to new localities

Sonera extends its 3G network during the summer. The network will soon cover over 80 localities and 50% of the population of Finland. Along with the expansion, the data transfer rate of Sonera’s 3G network will be updated with the HSPA technology to turbo speed during the summer.

Increased mobile working and all the time diversifying mobile services make greater and greater demands to the capacity and data transfer rate of the network. Fast data transfer is of benefit, for example, in the use of e-mail, browsing of the Internet and sending of mobile picture. Many new services, including Sonera Mobile TV, Navigator, video calls, downloading of music and games go all the more flexibly by means of faster data transfer.

Sonera’s 3G network will open up during June-July in Forssa, Hanko, Heinola, Hollola, Hämeenkyrö, Kauhajoki, Koli, Kuusankoski, Muurame, Mäntsälä, Pietarsaari, Raahe, Tammisaari and Äänekoski. Eckerö and Godby in the Åland Islands are also in the program.

During the spring and the early summer the service has been already opened in Jämsä, Jämsänkoski, Kiiminki, Lempäälä, Lieto, Lohja, Mustasaari, Savonlinna, Sipoo, Sotkamo and Ulvila.

Mobile services in summer life

”Our aim is that we have the best and most extensive network in quality regardless of the technology so that our customers can use the service they want with the terminal equipment of their choice. The new 3G localities of the summer are welcome to vacationers because mobile services give great pleasure when spending summer days on the move. You can use your mobile phone to watch the F1 race in mobile TV, check the summer weather forecasts or use Messenger, familiar from the Internet,” says Product Development Director Pasi Mehtonen from TeliaSonera Finland.

3G phones and the new communications services interest an ever-growing customer base. According to a recent trend survey conducted by Sonera, 60% of the respondents would like to use the mobile phone for navigation and 40% for reading and sending e-mail. One fourth of the respondents under 35 years of age intends to start watching television by mobile phone.

”Sonera’s customers have the use of the benefits of the expanded network easily by purchasing a 3G phone in tie-in sales or in cash, and thanks to the renewed My Sonera subscription the customers can freely choose to their subscription just the services that suit them best as well for voice, text messages as for other servies,” Pasi Mehtonen states.

Sonera’s 3G network functions already e.g. in Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Haapajärvi, Hyvinkää, Hämeenlinna, Imatra, Joensuu, Jyväskylä, Järvenpää, Kajaani, Kangasala, Kauniainen, Kemi, Kerava, Kirkkonummi, Klaukkala, Kokkola, Kotka, Kuopio, Lahti, Lappeenranta, Maarianhamina, Mikkeli, Oulu, Pori, Porvoo, Rauma, Rovaniemi, Salo, Seinäjoki, Tampere, Tornio, Turku, Tuusula, Vaasa, Valkeakoski, Varkaus and in the ski resorts of Levi, Luosto, Pyhä, Ylläs, Saariselkä, Ruka and Tahkovuori.

Additional information:

Product Development Director Pasi Mehtonen
Phone: +358 40 7171370