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Tele2 Eesti demonstrates 5G in Tallinn; regulators seek 700MHz, 2500MHz feedback

16 Aug 2016

Tele2 Eesti has announced that it has successfully demonstrated 5G mobile broadband technology in capital city Tallinn. The trial, which was carried out in conjunction with Finnish vendor Nokia, achieved downlink transmission speeds of 4.5Gbps, although the precise technical specifications used during the tests have not been made available. Speaking at a media event, Tele2 Eesti CEO Argo Virkebau noted that the download speeds comfortably surpassed the 1Gbps transmission claimed by local rival Telia Eesti in June this year, albeit over its existing 4G network.

In related news, Estonia’s Technical Regulatory Authority (TSA) and the country’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications (MKM) have announced that they have started preparatory work ahead of the introduction of mobile broadband frequencies in the 694MHz-790MHz (700MHz) and 2500MHz-2690MHz (2500MHz) spectrum bands. A public consultation into the process is now open, and will run until 5 September 2016.

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