Skip to comments.Stockholm to get 4G mobile network in 2010
Posted on 01/16/2009 12:28:05 PM PST by WesternCulture
Mobile broadband users in Stockholm will soon be able to surf the internet on a new high speed 4G network, following the signing of a deal between Ericsson and TeliaSonera.
The order from Finnish-Swedish telecom provider TeliaSonera marks the first commercial deployment of Ericssons Long Term Evolution (LTE) network technology and will provide mobile internet users with data speeds up to ten times faster than those offered on current networks.
"LTE brings the highest possible performance and network capacity, which is needed to meet the needs of the fast growing group of mobile broadband users around the world, said Ericssons president for the Nordic and Baltics, Mikael Bäckström, in a statement.
The new network, set to be launched in Stockholm in 2010, will provide real-time performance, allowing users to watch high-definition (HD) quality television programmes on their laptop computers or mobile phones from anywhere on the network, according to a statement from Ericsson.
Our customers are among the world's most advanced users of telecommunications services. With 4G, we will provide them with the best mobile broadband capabilities they can get, said TeliaSoneras head of mobility services in Sweden Erik Hallberg.
The current agreement between the two companies will create a 4G network which covers Stockholms city limits, as well as Kista Centrum north of the city, the Globen arena complex south of the city, and Stockholms two main conference centres in Älvsjö and Farsta, according to the Dagens Nyheter (DN) newspaper.
Looking ahead, TeliaSonera hopes to build a 4G network in other parts of Sweden as well.
Weve purchased a 4G licence which covers the whole of Sweden, so we have no plans to simply stay in Stockholm, Hallberg told DN.
But how it happens will depend on our experiences in Stockholm and the market conditions when we get further along in the future, he said.
- Enjoying HD television programs on our phones will bring meaning to so many people's lives.
If only my hard working ancestors, who were under the delusion that owning a nice house and a well built, reliable car were important things in life would've lived to experience this..
Anyhow, a related link:
Who cares. Sweden is too friggin cold and too friggin socialist (like we soon will be). How soon can my cell carrier offer 4G? I’m waiting ...
No, I don’t want the freaking goobermint to provide it.
- To the hordes of people our government lets in from places like Somalia and the Middle East perhaps.
During summers, Southern Sweden has been one of the hottest places throughout all of Europe in recent years (especially in June). I don't recall what years exactly but in some years this decade large parts of my country have experienced things like “tropical nights” - which means constant night temperatures above 20 degrees Celsius (more or less 70 degrees Fahrenheit).
Personally, I love Swedish summers, but I miss the “real” winters I experienced as a child in the 1970s and 1980’s.
Compared to Swedish PC politicians and our new “ROP-citizens”, our climate is not that bad, actually.
nice to know what the Swedes will be doing with their time. With that Socialist economy, it sure as heck won’t be working.
- When it comes to politics, Sweden is, still, a (somewhat) Socialist SOCIETY, but also a society that for many years now has been moving further and further away from Socialist POLICIES as such.
For instance Sweden:
- has reduced income taxes a lot since the heyday of this plaugue (which took place in the 1980s)
- has weakened the influence of the once extremely powerful unions
- today has way lower corporate taxes than the US (while both household as well as other consumption still is heavily taxed through a “Value Added Tax” - a sort of sales tax - which, to a large extent, still finances much of our legendary nanny/welfare state features)
I'm not trying to say Sweden is a perfectly run country.
However, it's important to remember that the reason Sweden and the rest of Scandinavia has been successful in terms of economic growth and corporate success the last 18-20 years by no way is a matter of Socialism.
Sooner, it's a matter of abandoning Socialism and embracing reality.