Flash-OFDM technology, developed and championed by Qualcomm's Flarion business received a boost as TeliaSonera Finland Oyj made a deal to provision wireless broadband services from Digita Oy's Flash-OFDM broadband network that operates in the 450 MHz band in Finland. TeliaSonera is using the technology as a way to cost effectively extend the reach of its fixed broadband services in more difficult-to-reach areas of Finland.
"In the countryside, setting up a 450 base station is much more inexpensive than laying a copper cable, and in the future we will also be able to provide voice services through the base station at affordable prices," says Juha-Pekka Weckström, senior vice president of TeliaSonera Broadband Services Finland.
Digita launched its Flash-OFDM network in April, and now covers wide areas in southern Finland and areas from Oulu to Ivalo. The company's goal is to provide nationwide coverage by the end of 2009.
For more about TeliaSonera's plans for Flash-OFDM:
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