Telia Norway Launches Commercial 5G
Telia Norway has switched on their 5G commercial network, offering subscribers high-speed services. The 5G network has Lillestrøm and parts of Groruddalen in the greater Oslo region as the first areas to benefit from enhanced mobile broadband services.
During the course of 2020 the 5G coverage will be expanded in Oslo, while the network will also extended to Trodheim and Bergen. This is a major milestone in the 5G partnership where Ericsson became the sole radio access network supplier to Norwegian operator. Telia aims to cover half of the Norwegian population with 5G within 2021, and plans to reach nationwide coverage in 2023.
Telia and Ericsson will switch on 5G networks, enabling both the evolution of existing services and the creation of new applications. The new capabilities will include ultra-low latency and reliability, advancing use cases in manufacturing, energy and utilities, public safety, healthcare, and transport. The 5G network will be energy efficient and is expected over time to contribute to more sustainable solutions for the society.
“This is an important day in Telia's and our customers' history. In a time when we really see the importance of our digital infrastructure for keeping the wheels spinning, we are incredibly proud to be able to open our 5G network to customers with Lillestrøm as the first place out. Through the partnership with Ericsson we will enable new opportunities and we hope the Norwegian people will enjoy the new and pioneering mobile technology,” said Stein-Erik Vellan, CEO of Telia Norway.