TeliaSonera launches super fast 3G network – adds more turbo to turbo 3G in large cities and vacation areas

TeliaSonera is making considerable investments in mobile broadband in Sweden. After testing the turbo 3G network during the spring, TeliaSonera is increasing its build-out rate and maximizing speed in the 3G network in 20 major cities. TeliaSonera’s customers will be able to surf at speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps, which is twice as fast as the normal turbo 3G.

"For several years in a row we have been voted the mobile operator with the best mobile network for voice. We are now investing in building Sweden’s best mobile network for data traffic and Internet surfing," says Håkan Dahlström, head of Mobility Services at TeliaSonera in Sweden.

TeliaSonera will increase speed in the 3G network in many areas of the country. The current focus is on the larger cities, university towns and vacation areas. First in line are Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö, followed by ski resorts such as Åre and Sälen before the skiing season starts. The build-out will be completed in the fall of 2008.

Telia’s customers will be able to use the new speed if they have a mobile telephone or a laptop computer with a PC card that supports turbo 3G, or, in technical terms, HSPA. Customers will initially be able to surf ”turbo turbo 3G” at Telia’s regular prices for mobile data.

New surf zones established for Telia Homerun

Just in time for summer, TeliaSonera is also increasing the number of surf zones for Telia Homerun (WLAN) in classic holiday locations, such as the Stockholm archipelago and the west coast. Surf zones, which offer Internet surfing at speeds of up to 11 Mbps, will also be set up at camping grounds, soccer arenas and harbors. Anyone with a laptop computer or a mobile telephone with WLAN will be able to use TeliaSonera’s surf zones. TeliaSonera offers its customers in total 1,000 surf zones in the Nordic region, half of which are in Sweden.

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