Sonera implements top-speed broadband access in HOAS apartments

TeliaSonera Finland Oyj and the Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region (HOAS) have agreed on further provision of a residential broadband network for apartments owned by HOAS. HOAS has approximately 16,000 apartments in the Greater Helsinki Area, and these will be provided with 2/2 Mbps broadband access. The agreement spans several years.

Sonera implements the telecommunications service for the residential network using a fibre optic based broadband solution. A high-speed 2/2 Mbps broadband access will be included in the apartment rent. In addition, residents can subscribe to an even higher speed access and to supplementary broadband services. Sonera has been providing apartment buildings with fibre optic connections and developed the service in such a way that the residents can start using their broadband access even within a day.

HOAS has been providing its residents with services of this kind in cooperation with Sonera since 2002. The basic speed provided by the first broadband solution was 256 kbps. Since then, HOAS has been systematically revamping the in-house networks on its property, providing them with LAN cabling.

“With this new solution, we can provide increased reliability and increasingly higher-speed service for our residents. Broadband access is a standard fixture in student apartments", says Heikki Valkjärvi, managing director of the Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region.

“The deal shows that we are heading in the right direction as we step up our efforts to build fibre optic networks in the largest fifteen towns in Finland. HOAS is an important partner to Sonera: its long-term outlays on reliable, top-speed broadband access makes it possible to develop tomorrow’s broadband services for thousands of students,” says Janne Yli-Äyhö, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing at TeliaSonera Broadband Finland.

Further information:
Heikki Valkjärvi, Managing Director, Foundation for Student Housing in the Helsinki Region
Tel. +358 400 501 226

Janne Yli-Äyhö, Senior Vice President, TeliaSonera Broadband Finland, Sales & Marketing
Tel. +358 400 410 698