Telenor introducing LTE-A in more than 200 municipalities

13 Apr 2015

Telenor Norway has announced the launch of LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) services in more than 200 municipalities, with the operator saying that by the summer it expects people in more than half of the country’s municipalities to have access to the faster speeds offered by the technology. Looking further ahead, the cellco is reportedly aiming to have upgraded the ‘majority’ of its 4G network to support what it is branding as ‘4G+’ during the course of 2016.

Commenting on the development, Bjorn Ivar Moen, head of the mobile division at Telenor Norway, was cited as saying: ‘Our mobile network is very well suited to 4G+, which means that we combine multiple frequencies on the mobile network to increase customers’ utilisation of their mobiles … Although 4G+ can offer theoretical data speeds of up to 300Mbps, it is important to point out that this upgrade will release resources on the 4G network.’

Alongside the network enhancement, Telenor Norway has also confirmed that it will be the exclusive retailer of the newly-released Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge handset, which is LTE-A compatible, for a month from 11 April.

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