In the latest in a long line of announcements regarding the development of its LTE infrastructure, DNA Finland has revealed that its network footprint has been expanded to cover the city of Vaasa on the west coast of the country. As previously reported by CommsUpdate, last month the multi-service operator extended coverage to the city of Lahti, just a couple of weeks after it had undertaken a similar expansion to Kotka.
As noted in TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, the operator first announced plans to trial LTE-based services in Helsinki and Hameenlinna in August 2011, going on to launch 4G services commercially four months later. Initially, LTE connectivity was on offer in business areas in the cities of Turku and Tampere, in the city of Hameenlinna, and in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. Claiming to have ‘extensive’ 4G coverage in these areas, DNA noted that it expected to extend coverage to the entirety of the four cites during early 2012, and it has since claimed to have rolled out ‘hundreds of base stations,’ bringing the faster speeds to more than one million Finns.