Tele2 Doubles 3G Capacity with Radio Spectrum Purchase
Published on: 11th Mar 2014
By: Ian Mansfield
Tele2's Estonian subsidiary has acquired a second 2.1 GHz license from the operator PGH Raadiov rk O and thereby doubled its 3G mobile internet capacity in many areas.
Tele2 Estonia says that it now has the largest spectrum portfolio out of the operators in Estonia.
It did not say how much it paid for the extra radio spectrum.
Niklas Sonkin, Executive Vice President of Central Europe and Eurasia at Tele2 AB, comments: "I want to emphasize the importance of tech neutral licenses in both low and high bands to give us tools to provide best value services to our customers."
In Estonia, Tele2's spectrum portfolio consists of 800MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz, 2.1GHz, 2.6GHz and even 450MHz, 2.3GHz and 3.5GHz frequencies. Now, the Estonian Technical Surveillance Authority has granted Tele2 a second 2.1GHz frequency.
Niklas Sonkin adds: "Extra frequencies allow us to increase network quality and be more cost efficient when it comes to hardware."
During 2014, Tele2 Estonia will swap its current 2G and 3G networks to launch countrywide 4G services.