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DNA boosts Finnish broadband coverage

Date: 01st February 2017
Topic: News
Author: Philip Mason
Technology:
Public networks
Manufacturer: Ericsson
Tags: Broadband, Finland

Finnish telecommunications group DNA has made spectrum in the 700 MHz band available to boost mobile broadband coverage, particularly in sparsely populated areas of the country. The move was accomplished in collaboration with Ericsson Radio System.

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Ericsson Finland’s country manager Olli Sirkka said: "Mobile broadband is of particular importance in a mostly-rural country like Finland. The Finnish regulatory authorities have made a far-reaching decision to enable outstanding connectivity in Finnish society by granting the 700 MHz spectrum for mobile broadband usage."

Senior vice president at DNA Tommy Olenius said: "Data traffic has continued to grow. With 700 MHz frequency band we will expand our 4G network capacity, especially in the thinly-populated and rural areas. This is how we can guarantee faster and higher-quality services for all our customers, regardless of their location and ever-growing use of mobile data."

According to DNA, the company’s 4G network covers around 99 percent of the population in Finland, who are among the most active users of mobile data in the world.

Photo: Isokuru in Pyhä-Luosto National Park Finland, by Trainthh/CC


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