Telenor scores highest speed mobile

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Telenor Norway has been named the world’s fastest mobile network, with consumers able to download with speeds of 72.05MBps.

Research from testing agency Ookla found the top three operators for downloads were European. Telenor was followed by T-Mobile Netherlands, with speeds of 70.05MBps and Nova in Iceland, which hit an average of 67.83MBps.

Ookla said Telenor Norway’s success hinged upon a multi-carrier LTE deployment strategy by using the 800MHz, 1880MHz and 2.6GHz layer that gives it the balance of coverage and capacity. The operator has also rolled out Gigabit LTE, 256QAM and 4×4 MIMO to selected sites to drive network efficiencies.

Telenor Norway CEO Berit Svendsen said: “Our customers are pushing us to give them the best mobile experience possible – they expect services to work consistently regardless of where they happen to be. Our expert teams have been working very hard on the 4G upgrade which is almost complete, and we are well underway with our preparations for 5G.”


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