Estonian mobile network operator Tele2 Eesti has announced that it has extended its fourth-generation LTE network to Tartu, the country’s second-largest city. Tele2 Eesti is understood to have deployed ten new LTE-compatible base stations around the city.
Looking ahead, Tele2 Eesti has also noted that it expects to grow its 4G coverage further this year, to Narva and Kohtla-Jarve. Tele2 Eesti sales director Jaanus Sepp noted that in addition to constructing new 4G base stations across the country, the existing GSM network will be upgraded and replaced with new equipment.
As previously reported by CommsUpdate, Tele2 Eesti launched its first commercial LTE services in November 2012, enabling access to the superfast mobile broadband services for modem users. At launch the company said that its LTE network was capable of speeds of up to 150Mbps/75Mbps (download/upload) and covered most of the northern centres of Estonia. At that date it also noted that in 2013 it expects to add around 150 new base stations to expand coverage to other regional centres, and by 2017 the 4G network will cover ‘100% of Estonia’.