Telia and Telenor share Danish networks

14 Jun 2011

The Danish subsidiaries of Swedish telecoms group TeliaSonera and Norway’s Telenor have entered into an agreement to operate a shared mobile network allowing the pair to cut costs and roll out infrastructure more quickly. Under the network sharing agreement, which involves 2G, 3G and 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) infrastructure, Telenor and Telia Denmark will give each other access to existing towers in areas where they would otherwise have had to build their own. The pair will also jointly build new mobile towers to help reduce spending on mobile infrastructure, while at the same time enabling them to expand the joint network more quickly. The pair will establish a common infrastructure company to operate the shared mobile networks. ‘The decision to merge our network investments and network competencies is a milestone. Together, we will create Denmark’s best mobile network and thereby provide the best customer experience for users of smartphones, tablets and mobile broadband,’ commented Hakan Dahlstrom, president of mobility services at TeliaSonera. The partnership only covers the radio access network, i.e. the antennas, towers and transmission equipment, and does not involve the two companies’ core networks, enabling the firms to continue to offer different services to mobile users.

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