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All systems go for the expansion of the Swedish 5G networks

the Auction was the digital dividend in the 700 MHz band, the space that became free when it four years ago, it was decided that the terrestrial tv network would leave the place for a bet on broadband and telephony.

With a bid of around sek 1.4 billion each, the total spectrum space between Telia and Net4Mobility HB, jointly owned by Telenor and Tele2. The third party in the bidding, Hi3G Access AB (Three) was left out in the cold from the auction.

" We are very satisfied. Especially since we can now get started with 5G, says Stefan Jäverbring, nätchef at Telenor.

they have created a timeline in which the work is set to start in the second half of 2019, and then be able to begin to be offered to consumers in 2020.

– We start where the most traffic is, which means the big cities and tourist resorts. It will be an aggressive and ambitious expansion, " says Stefan Jäverbring.

the Benefits of 5G compared to the 4G is two-pronged, he says. Secondly, there will be ”more of the same”, thus higher bandwidth with faster speeds and shorter delays. Then it should also facilitate the implementation of new technologies, such as the built in artificial intelligence or so-called ”Internet of things” (IoT), for example, the self-driven cars.

will also use the spectrum to continue to develop its 4G network.

" this feels very good. The block we won have a täckningskrav and we will continue to invest in to have Sweden's by far the highest quality and best coverage. Moreover, it gives Telia the opportunity to take a good position with nationwide 5G services, " says Anders Olsson, ceo of Telia Sweden, in a press release after the auction.

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