Telenor launches Norwegian 5G pilot

9 Nov 2018

Telenor Group has announced the launch of a 5G pilot project in the town of Kongsberg, in Buskerud county, saying that this will serve as ‘a testbed for the superfast fifth generation mobile network in Norway’. According to the operator, it will offer select residents of the town the chance to test 5G technology until summer 2019; initially five families will test broadband and TV services delivered via 5G in their homes, with the pilot to be expanded to include more test users at a later date. In addition, several Norwegian businesses are also involved in the pilot project, including Coop, The Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation and Applied Autonomy. ‘We are starting in Kongsberg and will expand to offer more pilot locations in 2019, while gradually preparing for the commercial roll out of 5G in 2020,’ said Bjorn Ivar Moen, acting CEO of Telenor Norge.

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