Telia embarks on LTE-A deployment

10 Aug 2015

Telia Denmark has commenced the deployment of a Long Term Evolution Advanced (LTE-A) network utilising Carrier Aggregation (CA) technology in the 1800MHz and 2600MHz bands. According to the operator, users could achieve theoretical download speeds of up to 300Mbps using the new technology. Telia disclosed that it has enabled one LTE-A base transceiver station (BTS) in Copenhagen in order to trial the technology; going forward, the operator will periodically upgrade a number of sites throughout the country.

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, in June 2011 Telenor Denmark and rival Telia Denmark entered into an agreement to operate a shared mobile network, and in February 2012 established a common infrastructure company – TT-Netvaerket – to operate the shared infrastructure. In June 2012 TT-Netvaerket was awarded spectrum in the 800MHz band after paying DKK111.5 million (USD16.4 million) for 2×10MHz in the 800MHz band to complement its existing holdings at 2600MHz, which had already been used for the deployment of a 4G 1800MHz/2600MHz. The merger of Telia and Telenor’s respective 3G/4G networks was completed in April 2014, while the combining of their 2G network infrastructure was finalised in July 2015.

Denmark, Telenor Denmark, Telia Denmark