Telenor Norge reveals 71% of its mobile subscribers now have a 4G handset

21 Feb 2017

Telenor Norge has revealed that less than 10% of its mobile subscriber base is now using a 2G-only handset, confirming in a press release that with around 19% having a 3G-enabled device, the remainder (just over 71%) are connecting via 4G-capable mobile phone. Comparing these figures with those from a year earlier, the telco noted that the number of customers with a LTE-enabled handset had risen by more than twelve percentage points, from just under 60%, while 2G-only devices fell from around 12% and 3G devices were down from just under 29%.

At its Capital Markets Day earlier this month, Telenor Norway confirmed it now has some 5,000 LTE-capable base stations in operation, giving it 4G coverage of 97.6% of the population, while its LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) services are now available to 91.4% of Norwegians. Looking ahead the operator has said it is aiming to have increased the number of 4G-enabled base stations to 7,400 by the end of 2017.

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