TeliaSonera boosts LTE to 100Mbps (or around 80Mbps in practice)

Having been the first operator to launch LTE services last December, TeliaSonera has announced that it has upgraded its base stations in central Stockholm to deliver speeds of 100Mbps, with other LTE base stations undergoing the upgrade process beginning this spring.

However, the company has admitted that practical peak download speeds will be "up to 80Mbps," although these will vary depending upon the users' location.

The network currently provides LTE coverage to central Stockholm as well as Kista Science City, the upmarket Hammarby Sjostad neighbourhood and the Alvsjo area--including the transport hub and Stockholm International Fairs complex.

Telia said it planned to build out its LTE network in 25 locations in Sweden during the third quarter of this year. This will include LTE being launched in Lund, Västerås, Malmö, Gothenburg, Uppsala and Linköping using equipment from the existing LTE suppliers Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks.

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