Telia Sonera releases LTE user survey

Telia Sonera, the first and only mobile operator to launch a commercial LTE service to date, has announced the results of a survey among the users of the new service.

The survey was conducted among users after their first 100 days of using the LTE service, which launched in Stockholm and Oslo at the end of last year. Telia Sonera says half of users changed their mobile internet habits as a result of gaining access to higher speed LTE technology.

The survey found that more than one quarter (26 per cent) said they spend more time working on a mobile basis than previously. Nearly one quarter (23 per cent) said they are downloading larger files more frequently than they did in the past. Nearly one in five (19 per cent) said they use 4G to watch TV or stream movies while a slightly lower figure (16 per cent) said they spend more time web browsing as a result of the 4G service.

Unsurprisingly, over 90 per cent of those stepping up to LTE had already been using 3G technology. And 43 per cent owned an iPhone. Telia Sonera's service is offered only as a USB dongle. No LTE handsets are commercially available yet.

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