TeliaSonera first again with its launch of 4G services in Spain
TeliaSonera’s subsidiary Yoigo will launch 4G services in Spain in July, as the first operator on the market. 4G services offer customers a faster and better experience while surfing on mobile devices. TeliaSonera was first in the world in 2009 to launch 4G in Sweden and Norway and has continued to be a pioneer in launching 4G in the Nordic and Baltics.
TeliaSonera’s subsidiary Yoigo is the fourth mobile operator in Spain. By the launch of the 4G technology, the customers will be able to get a faster and better experience while surfing on mobile devices. At the time of the launch, the inhabitants of Madrid will be the first ones to use 4G and by the end of the year inhabitants in the other large cities will have the same possibility.
”We are in the lead of the industry and answer to the customers increasing demand of mobile surf by offering the latest technology to our customers. Now we are also the first operator in Spain to launch 4G”, says Per-Arne Blomqvist, acting CEO of TeliaSonera. ”Our customers shall have the best possible experience of mobile services, the highest speed of mobile surf and also the best mobile coverage”.
4G will be offered at the1800 MHz band and will give maximum speed of over 100 Mbps. By the end of the year, 37 % of the Spanish population will be able to use 4G where they live and by the end of 2014 over 75 % of the population will be able to use the new technology.
By launching 4G in Spain, TeliaSonera now offers 4G in all countries where the Group’s business area Mobility Services is present, i.e. in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia and Spain.
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.