Swedish cellcos boost 5G speeds using new spectrum

22 Jan 2021

Swedish operators Tele2 and Telenor have announced an expansion of their 5G services under the umbrella of their network sharing joint venture (JV) Net4Mobility. The JV won 100MHz of spectrum in the 3.5GHz band in the government’s 5G auction earlier this week and the operators have moved quickly to activate the new frequencies. This has enabled them to upgrade to what Tele2 terms as ‘real’ 5G, with download speeds of over 1Gbps, up from 500Mbps previously. The gigabit service has been made available by Tele2 in 30 Swedish cities and by Telenor in 37 cities. By the end of 2023 the Net4Mobility partners expect to have rolled out 5G connectivity to more than 99% of Sweden’s population.