Norway

Uncertainty and risk: the results of spectrum renewal by auction

The use of auctions for spectrum renewal seems pointless and likely only to create uncertainty and risk for operators, says Graham Friend, managing director at Coleago Consulting. New entrants know they are likely to be outbid by incumbents and the uncertainty generated dampens the desire of those incumbents to invest and innovate, which is not good at a time when governments want to see a rapid and extensive roll-out of LTE.

Tele2 Norway upgrades to LTE

Tele2 Norway is to join other units in the Scandinavian carrier group by moving to LTE, having selected Swedish vendor Ericsson as its equipment provider.

Telenor launches LTE in 11 Norwegian cities

Norwegian incumbent Telenor has announced the launch of its LTE network in 11 towns and cities in the country. Telenor said it would continue rollout across the country “at a rapid pace”, pledging to have one third of the Norwegian population covered by its LTE network by the end of the year. The firm aims to have 90 per cent population coverage by 2015, said CEO Berit Svendsen in a statement.

Swedish operators to replicate m-payment strategy in Norway, Denmark

Swedish operators Telia, Telenor, Tele2 and 3 are planning to replicate their 4T mobile payment joint venture in Norway and Denmark, where some or all of them are present in the market. Swedish firm 4T was created in November last year and is 25 per cent owned by each operator.

LTE to be used for live TV broadcasts in Norway

The Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) has tapped up TeliaSonera subsidiary NetCom as its supplier of voce and mobile broadband services, demonstrating some of the application potential for LTE.

Ericsson stalls Huawei’s move into Sweden

It was a win for the old school on Wednesday when Nordic carrier TeliaSonera announced Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) as its suppliers of LTE equipment. The news was particularly good for Swedish vendor Ericsson, which had been faced with the danger of Huawei planting a flag in the Swede’s own back yard.

Huawei wins Swedish LTE deal

Chinese equipment vendor Huawei was making lots of noise on Friday, after it was awarded the contract to build an LTE network in Sweden, beating local rival Ericsson.

TeliaSonera demos live LTE connection

Nordic carrier TeliaSonera’s Norwegian subsidiary Netcom, claimed Thursday to have achieved a world first by connecting to the internet over a live commercial LTE network in Oslo.

Norway offers DMB mobile TV for free

Norway’s three biggest broadcasters announced the successful launch of six free to air TV channels via DMB (Digital Multimedia Broadcasting) on Monday.

Norway backs DMB for mobile TV

The three biggest broadcasters in Norway, NRK, TV 2 and MTG announced Monday the joint formation of a company to launch mobile TV via DMB this winter. The new company, Norsk mobil-TV (NMTV), is currently working with terminal manufacturers and telecom operators in preparation of the launch, and said it intends to start its broadcasts […]

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