Telenor Norway has revealed that the majority of traffic in the country’s four largest cities – Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim and Stavanger – is now being carried over its 4G network. Highlighting the use of spectrum in the 800MHz band as having helped to boost coverage, particularly indoors in urban areas, the cellco said that between February 2014 and September 2014 traffic on its LTE infrastructure in the four aforementioned cities had doubled. With Telenor Norway claiming that nearly 60% of its mobile traffic was utilising its 4G infrastructure in these locations, it added that the corresponding figure for the entire country stood at 45%.
In making the announcement, Telenor Norway also confirmed that it upgraded a total of 117 base stations across the country with 4G in September 2014, including ten in Oslo, four in Bergen, three in Trondheim and two in Stavanger. With around 3.5 million Norwegians now said to be within the 4G network footprint, the cellco reiterated its aim to have nine out of ten people able to access its LTE-based services in 2015.