Tele2 Latvia boosts 4G coverage with 800MHz switch-on

9 Jul 2015

Tele2 Latvia officially switched on its 800MHz Long Term Evolution (LTE) network on 1 July, extending 4G coverage to a total of 4,100 towns and villages, or 90% of the Latvian population, in the process. The telco notes that its 4G networks – using the 1800MHz and 2600MHz bands – were previously restricted to the capital Riga and the surrounding areas.

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, in late 2013 Tele2 paid LVL1.056 million (USD1.657 million) for 2×10MHz blocks of ‘digital dividend’ 800MHz spectrum, which had been freed up by the nationwide transition from analogue to digital TV. Tele2’s concession grants access to frequencies in the 811MHz-821MHz/852MHz-862MHz range and is valid for 18 years, starting from 1 July 2015.

Latvia, Tele2 Latvia