Free Turbo-3G surfing for Swedish subscribers

Existing customers of the Swedish mobile operator Telia will be offered free access to high speed broadband services for 12 months if they agree to a fixed-rate subscription for the company's mobile broadband before the end of this year.

"Surfing with mobile broadband is as natural as calling with a mobile phone," said Håkan Dahlström, head of mobility services at TeliaSonera. Adding that the service, offering speeds up to 7.2Mbps, will initially be available in the main Swedish cities of Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö and around 20 ski resorts.

According to the company, its mobile broadband offering has registered record sales in Telia's retail stores during the summer period. Sales statistics from IT Research for the third quarter of 2007, claims that sales of mobile broadband in Sweden have increased by 382 percent, compared with the corresponding quarter last year.

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