TeliaSonera’s 4G services now live in Gothenburg
Gothenburg, Sweden – 25 August 2010
Operator deployed Nokia Siemens Networks’ radio equipment to deliver LTE services in Sweden’s second largest city
Mobile subscribers of TeliaSonera’s Swedish subsidiary, Telia are enjoying peak rates of up to 100 Mbps and multiple high end services such as streaming TV and data downloads since the commercial launch of 4G (LTE) in Gothenburg. Under a contract signed in January 2010, Nokia Siemens Networks has provided its radio equipment for the operator’s LTE* roll out in the city.
rDuring the extensive pre-launch tests performed by TeliaSonera and Nokia Siemens Networks, average downlink rates of 85-90 Mbps were measured, peaking at 100Mbps - the maximum data rate supported by the current generation of LTE devices. In the uplink, 30 Mbps were measured, which is again in the top range of the expected uplink data rates.
“Our worldwide premiere of 4G services in Stockholm and Oslo last year and today in Gothenburg, is strong testimony to TeliaSonera´s commitment to provide the fastest mobile Internet speeds to our subscribers,” said Erik Hallberg, senior vice president and head of Mobility Services Sweden in TeliaSonera. “We enjoy the distinction of being the only operator worldwide to offer commercial 4G services. Going forward, we´re continuing the 4G network roll out during 2010 in Sweden’s 25 largest cities and vacation areas.”
“TeliaSonera aims to provide its Swedish subscribers the country’s fastest and most reliable network. Its recent and successful commercial LTE services launch in Gothenburg is an important step in this direction,” added Jan Lindgren, head of the TeliaSonera customer team at Nokia Siemens Networks. “We have enjoyed a long and successful relationship with the customer, and with this, we look forward to mutually building on our market leadership in LTE technology.”
Nokia Siemens Networks is supplying its award-winning Flexi Multiradio Base Stations under the two-year radio network contract. The base stations will save up to 70% network energy consumption compared to previous generation base stations. Nokia Siemens Networks has also provided its NetAct network management system to monitor, manage and optimize the operator’s multi-vendor network. The overall services offering includes network planning, integration and optimization, and a full range of care services.
TeliaSonera provides network access and telecommunication services in the Nordic and Baltic countries, the emerging markets of Eurasia, including Russia and Turkey, and in Spain. TeliaSonera is also the leading European wholesale provider of quality cross-border voice, IP and capacity services, with a wholly-owned international carrier network. TeliaSonera’s services help people and companies communicate in an easy, efficient and environmentally friendly way. TeliaSonera creates value by focusing on providing world-class customer experience, securing quality in networks and achieving a best-in-class cost structure. In 2009, TeliaSonera’s net sales amounted to SEK 109 billion, and at the end of December 2009 the total number of subscriptions was 148 million in 20 countries. The TeliaSonera share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm and NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Read more at www.teliasonera.com.
About Nokia Siemens Networks
Nokia Siemens Networks is a leading global enabler of telecommunications services. With its focus on innovation and sustainability, the company provides a complete portfolio of mobile, fixed and converged network technology, as well as professional services including consultancy and systems integration, deployment, maintenance and managed services. It is one of the largest telecommunications hardware, software and professional services companies in the world. Operating in 150 countries, its headquarters are in Espoo, Finland. www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com
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Notes to editors:
* Long Term Evolution (LTE) is the next-generation mobile broadband technology and the evolutionary step from GSM, WCDMA/HSPA/HSPA+, TD-SCDMA, CDMA and WiMAX networks. LTE efficiently delivers best user experience of broadband and smart device services due to increased data rates, reduced latency and scalable flat all-IP network architecture. Nokia Siemens Networks is at the forefront of LTE development, being the first to make an LTE call using commercial hardware and standards-compliant software in 2009.
Nokia Siemens Networks provides a complete end-to-end solution for both LTE modes – FDD (Frequency Division Duplexing for paired spectrum) and TDD (Time Division Duplexing for unpaired spectrum) – comprising its award-winning, software upgradable Flexi Multiradio Base Station and its core network offering including Flexi NS (Network Server) and Flexi NG (Network Gateway).
The company has already been selected by 16 operators for commercial LTE deployment including Harbinger for the LightSquared network in the US, NTT DOCOMO in Japan, Zain Bahrain, Telenor Denmark, TeliaSonera in the Nordics, Mobily in Saudi Arabia, Elisa in Finland and Verizon in the US. Currently Nokia Siemens Networks is also running LTE trials with over 25 operators across the globe.
Nokia Siemens Networks has a long track record in demonstrating its technological leadership in LTE:
- November 2006: Nokia Siemens Networks [Siemens] conducted the world’s first LTE demo with handover to HSPA at the ITU world congress in Hong Kong
- December 2007: Nokia Siemens Networks made the world's first multi-user field trial under realistic urban deployment conditions in Berlin
- February 2008: Nokia Siemens Networks was the first to launch LTE end-to-end solution on commercial base station hardware at Mobile World Congress Barcelona
- September 2008: Nokia Siemens Networks shipped the industry’s first LTE base station hardware to customers
- November 2008: Nokia Siemens Networks conducted the world's first demonstration of LTE-Advanced Relaying technology
- February 2009: Nokia Siemens Networks software upgradable Flexi Multiradio Base Station for GSM, 3G and LTE - all running concurrently in a single unit
- February 2009: Nokia Siemens Networks "Fast Track VoLTE" provides a cost-efficient way to offer voice over LTE (VoLTE) in any mobile network architecture
- February 2009: Nokia Siemens Networks’ Flexi Multiradio Base Station won The Best Network Technology Advance category by Global Mobile Awards in Barcelona
- April 2009: Flexi Multiradio Base Station was the winner in the Green Network Innovation at the CTIA Awards, in CTIA Wireless Las Vegas
- September 2009: Winner of 2009 InfoVision Awards for Fast Track Voice-over-Long Term Evolution (VoLTE)
- September 2009: Nokia Siemens Networks launched SON Plug and Play for GSM, 3G and LTE to simplify the configuration and optimization of networks by increasing automation. The new feature makes part of the Nokia Siemens Networks Self Organizing Networks (SON) Suite offering
- September 2009: Nokia Siemens Networks made the world’s first LTE call using commercial base station and fully standard compliant software (3GPP Rel 8 March 09 baseline)
- October 2009: Nokia Siemens Networks made the world’s first LTE handover test using a commercially available base station and fully standards compliant software (3GPP Rel 8 March 09 baseline)
- October 2009: Nokia Siemens Networks conducts LTE interoperability testing with four leading device vendors across several frequency bands required in different regions, including AWS, 700 MHz and 2100 MHz. The tests based on commercial LTE hardware, the Evolved Packet Core, and standard compliant software
- November 2009: Launch of the High-Performance Site Solution, 6-sector base station solution boosting GSM, 3G and LTE network coverage and capacity
- November 2009: Global telecom companies announce a standards based solution for voice and SMS services over LTE, also known as the One Voice initiative
- November 2009: Efficient, seamless TD-LTE coverage now a reality. Nokia Siemens Networks conducted the world’s first TD-LTE data calls fully standard compliant LTE software (March 2009 baseline of 3GPP Rel.8 standard). in its R&D Centre in Hangzhou
- November 2009: Nokia Siemens Networks and LG complete first end-to-end interoperability testing of LTE in the 2100 MHz frequency band. The successful interoperability tests are another important milestone in the commercialization of LTE.
- December 2009: Nokia Siemens Networks rings up another first in LTE with 3GPP standardized voice calls. Successful IMS-compliant voice calls and SMS messaging using standardized LTE equipment marks an important step towards commercial voice over LTE deployments
- December 2009: Nokia Siemens Networks Flexi Multiradio Base Station won the Gold Award Juniper Research’s Future Mobile Green Awards 2010
- January 2010: Nokia Siemens Networks and LG Electronics achieve record LTE data speeds: First data call at maximum downlink rate of 100 Mbps for a Class 3 USB wireless modem
- February 2010: Nokia Siemens Networks reduces hardware complexity
- March 2010: World’s first call between different VoLTE clients showcased at CTIA 2010 Nokia Siemens Networks demonstrates standards-based Voice over LTE (VoLTE) interoperability using two different clients running on Samsung LTE devices
- April 2010: Nokia Siemens Networks sets up industry’s first TD-LTE Open Lab to provide smartphone and terminal testing facility to accelerate TD-LTE ecosystem
- April 2010: Nokia Siemens Networks gears up to exploit Digital Dividend Starts production of LTE equipment for 800 MHz spectrum, anticipating switch from analog to digital TV
- April 2010: TD-LTE ecosystem reaches maturity with landmark data call Samsung and Nokia Siemens Networks collaborate on world’s first end-to-end TD-LTE data call
- May 2010: Nokia Siemens Networks supports landmark TD-LTE video call. Collaborates with industry partners to conduct first live TD-LTE demo between Shanghai and Taipei
- June 2010: Nokia Siemens Networks drives evolution to TD-LTE. Unveils complete integration of TD-LTE into existing mobile portfolio
- June 2010: Innovator wins award for exceptional contribution to LTE
- June 2010: LTE networks self-organize. Nokia Siemens Networks takes human error, cost out of LTE with Self Organizing Networks
- June 2010: Telstra and Nokia Siemens Networks LTE world-first trial achieves 100Mbps at 75km using 2.6GHz.
- July 2010: Nokia Siemens Networks and Nokia conduct first LTE call at 800 MHz. Move industry closer to realizing the potential of Digital Dividend spectrum
- August 2010: Independent labs confirm Nokia Siemens Networks TD-LTE leadership. Meets full TD-LTE test specifications defined by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Conducts world’s first high-definition TD-LTE video call including handover with a Samsung TD-LTE device.