Sonera Set to Launch UMTS

Sonera prepares to launch commercial use of its UMTS network in twenty locations in Finland

September 21, 2004

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HELSINKI -- On October 12, 2004, Sonera will launch the commercial use of its UMTSnetwork in twenty locations in Finland.

Mobile working, which has been on the rise, and diversifying mobileservices set higher requirements for the capacity and data transmissionrate of the network. The data transmission rate of Sonera's UMTS networkis 384 kbps at its best. High-speed data transmission is useful, forinstance, when the user opens email attachment files, browses theInternet or sends video. Faster data transmission also makes it smootherto use video content, listen to music and play games.

"Our aim is to have the highest quality network in Finland, regardlessof the technology, so that our customers can use the services they wishwith the devices they choose. We believe that by opening our UMTSnetwork in twenty locations, we offer the most extensive 3G service inFinland right from the start. Behind our services, there is always themost advanced and appropriate technological solution. It has beenimportant for us to ensure that our services operate well in differentmobile networks and that the changeovers from one network to another areseamless," says Anni Vepsäläinen, President of TeliaSonera Finland.

The network will be expanded according to demand. In addition tobuilding the UMTS network, Sonera also continues to introduce otherhigh-speed data transmission methods, such as EDGE, into the GSMnetwork.

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