Danish Network Buys Block of 800Mhz Spectrum for LTE Network Expansion
Published on: 27th Jun 2012
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Denmark's TT Netvaerket has secured an additional block of 800Mhz radio spectrum to expand its LTE network. The company was granted 2x10Mhz for DK 111 million (USD18.7 million).
TT-Netvaerket is a joint venture between Telia and Telenor and operates both companies' mobile infrastructures.
"I am very happy that we have been able to acquire this spectrum as it will equip us to continue roll out 4G quickly in Denmark. In doing so we will continue to provide Denmark´s best mobile network and thereby the best customer experience for users of smartphone, tablets and mobile broadband", says Håkan Dahlström, President of business area Mobility services, TeliaSonera.
LTE services were launched in Denmark, December 2010 in Copenhagen, Aarhus, Aalborg and Odense, covering 5% of the population.
At the end of 2011, 75% of the population in those cities were covered and today, TT-Netvaerket has 4G on the 2600 and 1800 MHz frequencies. Now, with access to the 800 MHz frequency TT-Netvaerket can build 4G networks in more sparsely populated areas.