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TeliaSonera to Launch LTE Services in Spain

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TeliaSonera's subsidiary Yoigo will launch 4G services in Spain in July which it says will make it the first operator in the country to offer LTE services.

Coverage will initially be available in Madrid, and will be expanded to the other largest cities by the end of this year. 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 will over 75 % of the population be able to use the new technology.

"We are in the lead of the industry and are answering upon the customers increasing demand of mobile surf by offering the latest technology to our customers, now also as the first operator in Spain", says Per-Arne Blomqvist, acting CEO of TeliaSonera.

The company is deploying the LTE service by refarming its 1800Mhz spectrum.

By launching 4G in Spain, TeliaSonera now offers 4G in all countries where the company operates mobile networks -- in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia and now Spain.

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