TeliaSonera starts work on world’s first 4G commercial wireless network
In vying to be one of the world’s first telecom operators to offer the world’s first 4G commercial wireless networks, TeliaSonera has teamed up with Ericsson and Huawei to deploy the new technology in Stockholm and Oslo.
In a statement issued to the press today, TeliaSonera Senior Vice President and CTO Lars Klasson says, “We have chosen Ericsson to deliver the initial 4G city network in Stockholm and Huawei for the initial 4G city network in Oslo. Now, TeliaSonera continues the evaluation of suppliers to deliver 4G networks in the Nordic and Baltic countries.”
4G is billed as a way to get a whole new mobility experience using mobile broadband services, and suitable for media and interactive services for which timing on the second is essential. It will give users a way to connect to services demanding large data volumes or fast data traffic. The projected date for the official launch is on 2010.