TeliaSonera first to launch 4G in Estonia

TeliaSonera has launched the first commercial 4G services in Estonia to customers in the city centres of Tallinn, Tartu, Kohila, and at IT College of Tallinn University of Technology. The roll out of the TeliaSonera Estonian 4G network will continue during 2011.

With 4G, customers can use mobile broadband services with speeds up to ten times higher than today’s 3G. 4G opens up new possibilities for customers to use and enjoy services on their laptops that require high transmission speed and capacity, such as online gaming and advanced business solutions. Also services demanding low response times like bidding on online auctions as well as fast upload such as live TV broadcasting.

"We are proud to be the first operator in Estonia to offer our customers 4G. We launch 4G in Tallinn, Tartu, Kohila, and at our IT College in Tallinn. We have an aggressive rollout plan and will continue to expand in Estonia during 2011,” says Valdo Kalm, Head of TeliaSonera Mobility Services in Estonia.

TeliaSonera was the first operator in the world to commercially launch 4G. We offer our customers 4G in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and now Estonia. Over 20 cities in the Nordic and Baltic countries have 4G with speeds up to 100 Mbit/s.

TeliaSonera has a license for 4G in Estonia on 2.6 GHz. TeliaSonera opened Estonia’s first 4G test network 25 February, 2010. The 4G network in Estonia, in this rollout phase, is supplied by Nokia Siemens Networks and Ericsson. The 4G modems are supplied by Samsung supporting 4G/3G/2G PC/Mac. 4G is based on the mobile LTE standard. In Estonia, TeliaSonera’s services are marketed under the EMT brand.

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