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TeliaSonera to Launch Nation Wide LTE Networks in Sweden and Norway

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WASHINGTON, June 18, 2010 – Swedish Telecom firm TeliaSonera  has announced that by the end of the year it will have deployed LTE to over 25 cities covering most of the nation and the four largest municipalities in Norway currently it already offers service in Oslo.

The firm currently owns the rights to 2.6Ghz spectrum in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark. No details have been released on the plans for the networks in Finland or Denmark.

The service boasts speeds of up to 100Mbit/s.

TeleSonera was the first company in the world to offer 4G service in Stockholm late last year with a monthly cap of 30Gb.

Rahul Gaitonde has been writing for since the fall of 2009, and in May of 2010 he became Deputy Editor. He was a fellow at George Mason University’s Long Term Governance Project, a researcher at the International Center for Applied Studies in Information Technology and worked at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. He holds a Masters of Public Policy from George Mason University, where his research focused on the economic and social benefits of broadband expansion. He has written extensively about Universal Service Fund reform, the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program and the Broadband Data Improvement Act

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