TeliaSonera, Telenor Norway allocated new frequencies
December 6, 2013
Telenor Norway has been allocated new 3G and 4G frequencies. By purchasing new frequencies Telenor aims to offer even better 4G coverage to Norwegian customers as soon as early 2014.
“This is a big day for Telenor and especially our customers. Coverage will improve as of early 2014. We are now ready to improve coverage in every county nationwide – not to mention that indoor coverage will be significantly better,” says Berit Svendsen, CEO of Telenor Norway.
In new areas Telenor will apply both 800 and 1800 megahertz frequencies to build 4G, and possibly supplement with 2600 MHz for further capacity expansions. This will ensure both the best coverage and high capacity. The base stations that are already provisioned to use the 800 MHz band will be activated in the first quarter of 2014.
TeliaSonera has also invested in new 4G frequencies in the 800 MHz band in Norway. Along with prolonged licences in 900 MHz band and more 4G frequencies in the 1,800 MHz band, the investment underlines TeliaSonera’s ambition to support customers with high speed data connections across the country.
Supporting our customers’ need for mobility and effortless use of streaming services, advanced applications and professional tools is our key task. The new frequencies in the 800 MHz band along with more 4G frequencies in the 1,800 MHz band and extended 900 MHz licenses allow an ambitious high speed network roll out to 98 percent of the population in five years in Norway, says Sverker Hannervall, acting Head of Mobility Services.