TeliaSonera are today launching what they claim to be the world’s first commercial 4G network.
Though their have previously been trials of similar services, this is the first time a commercial 4G network has been available for consumers to use.
The Nordic provider is hoping to deliver speeds of around a whopping 80Mbps. That’s ten times the fastest 3G networks currently available.
“The use of mobile broadband in the Nordic countries is exploding and customers need higher speeds and capacity. This is why we launch 4G services in both Stockholm and Oslo,” said Kenneth Karlberg, TeliaSonera’s President and Head of Mobility Services .”Being first out with new technology gives us unique experience that we can use on all our markets. We will continue the roll-out to offer our customers new communication services for the future.”
TeliaSonera are looking to deliver the service across all the major cities of Sweden and Norway, and also have a licence to deliver the service in Finland once they are ready.
Here’s hoping someone picks up on TeliaSonera’s initiative and rolls out a similar service to UK web surfers.