TeliaSonera first with 4G roaming in Europe
Once again TeliaSonera takes the lead within the area of 4G. As the first company in Europe, and one of the first in the world, TeliaSonera now launch 4G roaming for its Danish customers visiting Sweden. This is the first step towards global 4G roaming in all of TeliaSonera’s markets, where the customers will be able to enjoy the lightning fast 4G technology.
Since 2009, when TeliaSonera became the first operator in the world to commercially launch 4G services, the 4G technology has become widespread and loved by many because of the huge increase in data speeds. Faster surfing, better streaming experiences, and online gaming are some of the great advantages of 4G.
Now, as the first in Europe, TeliaSonera takes the next step to allow its Danish customers to enjoy the advantages of 4G abroad.
”We are proud to once again act as pioneers and introduce 4G roaming. We strongly believe that modern mobile technology should be accessible and easy to use both domestically and abroad. That is the reason why we have a strong focus on enabling the customers to utilize the possibilities with 4G seamlessly – even across border. Today’s great news is the first important step in that direction,” says Tommy Ljunggren, VP and Head of Network development Mobility Services, TeliaSonera.
Danish TeliaSonera customers can now use their 4G connection on TeliaSonera’s network in Sweden, which is the first country where roaming is implemented. The possibilities to roam also on the 4G network offer great opportunities also for business users. One example is that with 4G roaming in place, the TV channels in Denmark will be able to stream live from the European Song Contest in Malmö through 4G. The high up- and download speeds make the handling of huge video- and picture files a joy.
During the spring the service to the Danish customers will expand to more countries and TeliaSonera customers from other countries will be able to use the 4G roaming service as well.
TeliaSonera provides network access and telecommunication services in the Nordic and Baltic countries, the emerging markets of Eurasia, including Russia and Turkey, and in Spain. TeliaSonera helps people and companies communicate in an easy, efficient and environmentally friendly way. Our ambition is to be number one or two in all our markets, providing the best customer experience, high quality networks and cost efficient operations. TeliaSonera is also the leading European wholesale provider with a wholly-owned international carrier network. In 2012, net sales amounted to SEK 105 billion, EBITDA to SEK 36,1 billion and earnings per share to SEK 4,59. The TeliaSonera share is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm and NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Read more at www.teliasonera.com.