Telia Norge claims to have become the first of the country’s communications providers to introduce a fixed-wireless access (FWA) 5G service. Announcing the product development in a press release, the operator confirmed it is initially offering the new service in Trondheim, while saying that it will extend coverage gradually into those areas where it has made mobile 5G connectivity available; such locations include Oslo, Bergen and Lillestrom. Looking ahead, it has said it expects to reach half of the population with its 5G network by the end of next year, with nationwide coverage anticipated by end-2023.
In terms of the options available to consumers, Telia is advertising three 5G FWA plans, with the entry-level option costing NOK699 (USD77 per month) and offering downlink speeds of up to 100Mbps, while the top-tier plan costs NOK999 per month for speeds of up to 300Mbps. All three tariffs carry a 2TB monthly data allowance and offer an upload speed of 50Mbps.
Existing customers that are already subscribed to Telia’s 4G FWA offering will reportedly be able to upgrade ‘easily’, by replacing their current external antenna.