TeliaSonera secures 800 MHz spectrum enabling faster 4G roll-out in Estonia
TeliaSonera has won frequencies in the 800 MHz band in the beauty contest in Estonia arranged by the Estonian Technical Surveillance Authority.
The 800 MHz frequencies will enable a faster roll-out of 4G services in Estonian rural areas. With the new frequencies TeliaSonera will roll-out 4G to cover 95% of Estonian territory in the middle of June, 2013.
4G enables a better user experience than other mobile data technologies due to its faster connection speeds and low latency.
TeliaSonera has already built a 4G network, using the 1800/2600 MHz combination in Estonia. In the spectrum beauty contest TeliaSonera won 2 x 10 MHz frequencies in the 800 MHz band.
TeliaSonera was the first operator in the world to commercially launch 4G in 2009. Today TeliaSonera offers 4G services in nine countries: Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Azerbaijan and Moldova and has announced the launch of 4G services in Spain on 18 July 2013. TeliaSonera has also made 4G live connections in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
TeliaSonera provides network access and telecommunication services in the Nordic and Baltic countries, the emerging markets of Eurasia, including Russia and Turkey, and in Spain. TeliaSonera helps people and companies communicate in an easy, efficient and environmentally friendly way. Our ambition is to be number one or two in all our markets, providing the best customer experience, high quality networks and cost efficient operations. TeliaSonera is also the leading European wholesale provider with a wholly-owned international carrier network. In 2012, net sales amounted to SEK 105 billion, EBITDA to SEK 36.1 billion and earnings per share to SEK 4.59. The TeliaSonera share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm and NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Read more at www.teliasonera.com.