Happy Birthday, LTE!

2:00 PM -- It's a big day for mobile broadband today as Telia Company celebrated the one-year anniversary of its world's-first commercial Long Term Evolution (LTE) service launch.

Yes, one year ago today, the Swedish operator flipped the switch and turned on its next-generation mobile broadband network in Stockholm, as well as in Oslo, Norway. [Ed note: My how time flies!] Since then, the operator has launched LTE services in Denmark and Finland. In addition, TeliaSonera runs LTE pilot networks through subsidiaries in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Uzbekistan. (See TeliaSonera First to Go Live With LTE, TeliaSonera Launches LTE in Denmark, and TeliaSonera Launches 4G in Finland.)

TeliaSonera has found that its 4G customers use the faster network in a way that is different from other mobile data users. For example, about 23 percent of its 4G customers say they watch more online TV and 28 percent listen to more Web radio and music services like Spotify . Also, 46 percent say they surf the Web more often when away from home while 12 percent play more online games. (See MWC 2010: TeliaSonera's LTE Progress.)

For a review of TeliaSonera's LTE exploits during the last year, please see our coverage in these stories:

— Michelle Donegan, European Editor, Light Reading Mobile

zaidavargas 11/29/2019 | 7:12:00 AM
Happy Birthday, LTE! Happy birthday. And believe me. No one can wish you a better happy birthday than me.
fakharu 12/5/2012 | 4:15:57 PM
re: Happy Birthday, LTE!


Michelle Donegan 12/5/2012 | 4:15:56 PM
re: Happy Birthday, LTE!

Yes, it's hard to believe it's been a year already. TeliaSonera has put out those survey results about changes in user behavior on the LTE network, but I'd like to know about the traffic breakdown on the new network. How much video is going over the network, for example?


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