TeliaSonera's mobile broadband commercial network in Stockholm, which has just gone live, is now the fastest and largest in the world.
Carl-Henric Svanberg, president and CEO of Ericsson, comments: "The new era of mobile broadband has just begun today. With LTE, so-called 4G, your mobile broadband experience is moving to unequalled levels. The LTE speed gives you an absolutely effortless feeling of broadband access."
LTE, the next-generation mobile communication technology, is designed for transferring huge amounts of data in a most cost and energy efficient way, optimising use of frequency band and realising fiber-like access speed over the air. With decreased latency, consumers can now enjoy whatever service is available online: HD video, network games, you name it – effortlessly on the move.
Kenneth Karlberg, president and head of mobility mervices, TeliaSonera says: "We are very proud to be the first operator in the world to offer our customers 4G services. Thanks to the successful cooperation with Ericsson we can offer 4G to our customers in Stockholm earlier than originally planned."
Downtown Stockholm is covered with the Ericsson LTE network, making it the largest LTE deployment to date. TeliaSonera's customers are the first to have access to the LTE service by commercially available Samsung LTE dongles.
Ericsson has completed commercialisation of its LTE products and larger production is ready for further deployment. Interoperability is tested thoroughly with many different devices in different operators' networks.