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TeliaSonera, First Mobile Carrier to Provide 4G Services

TeliaSonera is the world’s first carrier to launch 4G/LTE (Long Term Evolution) services, with the first segment of the public benefiting from this offer being the folks of Stockholm and Oslo. The Swedish carrier takes pride in being the first operator in the world to provide its clients with access to 4G services.

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Mobile broadband services have become popular in Scandinavian countries, making the necessity for greater speeds much more important. 4G/LTE is able to provide speeds of up to 160 Mbps, making live streaming a ball, online gaming without lag as easy as pie and video conferencing a real pleasure.

A 4G network is 10 times faster than a 3G one, allowing the users to download a standard DVD’s content in 5 minutes, for example. For now, there are no handsets compatible with such services, but the first models should reach the market next year. In Stockholm and Oslo, the average data download speeds will start from 20 Mbps and go all the way up to 80 Mbps.

The Stockholm 4G network was built by Ericsson, while the one in Oslo is based on Ericsson equipment.

[via WSJ]