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TeliaSonera launches first 4G LTE network in Sweden, Norway

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Dec 2009 13:55 User comments (4)

TeliaSonera launches first 4G LTE network in Sweden, Norway TeliaSonera has announced the launch of the world's first 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) network in Sweden and Norway, using Samsung's commercial 4G LTE dongles.
4G offers speeds of up to 100Mbps, ten times faster than current 3G services from TeliaSonera.

“We are very excited to be part of the world’s first LTE commercial service from TeliaSonera. It is a truly historic step forward in the mobile industry,”
added JK Shin, executive vice president and head of the Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. “As an industry leader and innovator, Samsung will continue to offer the most advanced mobile technology to satisfy consumers’ unmet needs.”

“We are very proud to be the first operator in the world to offer our customers 4G services. Thanks to the successful cooperation with Samsung we can offer 4G to our customers in Sweden and Norway earlier than originally planned,” notes Kenneth Karlberg, President and Head of Mobility Services, TeliaSonera.

The dongle can be connected to any portable device (notebook, netbook, tablet) via USB and should have backwards compatibility with 3G, HSPA, and EDGE services.

There are currently no phones that can handle the 4G but 2010 should see a change to that.

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4 user comments

116.12.2009 9:07

thats what i call innovation!!

217.12.2009 9:32

Let me guess...At&t will handle it when it comes to USA, yeeeeee :(

317.12.2009 11:50

Yes, that's innovation :) I'm impressed!

417.12.2009 17:09

Here in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs, we are also getting this 4G within the next few weeks. The company is called Clear. Not sure if any of the carriers have signed with them, but they offer direct service using a USB stick

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