Telia Norge has reportedly passed the milestone of having deployed 1,000 5G sites across Norway with its infrastructure now covering around 30% of the population, or 1.5 million people. In a press release regarding the development, Swedish vendor Ericsson – which is the sole radio access network (RAN) vendor for Telia Norge – said that looking ahead, the aim is for half of the population to be within the network footprint by the end of 2021, with the eastern part of the country understood to be next area where coverage will be developed.
Commenting, Stein-Erik Vellan, Telia Norge’s CEO, said: ‘Together with Ericsson, we’re continuing the successful delivery on our ambitious 5G plans. With almost nine in ten living in areas where Telia has more than 90% city centre 5G coverage (Oslo, Bergen, and Trondheim) stating that they are either satisfied or very satisfied with the mobile network, there is only more good news to come. As more sites appear across the country, more Norwegians and businesses will gain valuable access to the next generation of mobile technology.’