Telia Finland extends SA across entire 3.5GHz 5G network

10 Jun 2022

Telia Finland has announced that it has enabled Standalone (SA) 5G functionality across its entire 5G network. The cellco’s SA 5G core went live in 20 locations in November 2021 but has now been extended in line with Telia’s Non Standalone (NSA) 5G footprint.

Telia notes that SA 5G users can expect to experience lower latency and a more stable connection, especially when indoors. In addition, the upgrade allows Network Slicing, meaning that features previously restricted to private networks will now be available on public networks.

According to its website, Telia’s 5G network currently covers 3.7 million people, equivalent to around two-thirds of the Finnish population. The NSA network combines 3.5GHz spectrum with 4G frequencies in the 700MHz band, while the SA network exclusively leverages the 3.5GHz band.

Finland, Telia Finland