Tele2 Sweden, in collaboration with Net4Mobility, has announced significant progress in the deployment of their 5G network. The companies have intensified their efforts throughout 2023, resulting in over half of the population in Stockholm County now having access to 5G coverage at speeds of up to 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps) via the 3.6 GHz band (C-Band).
Expanded 5G Coverage in Stockholm County
According to tele2, the expansion of the 5G network continues to grow rapidly, with more than 1 million residents in Stockholm County now enjoying real 5G connectivity.
Notably, 80 percent of residents in Lidingo and Danderyd have access to 5G, while major municipalities such as Stockholm City and Huddinge boast over 55 percent coverage.
According to the company, by this summer, 5G connectivity with speeds of up to 1 Gbps will be available in half of Sweden's municipalities, possibly with the deployment of Tele2's advanced network infrastructure.
Tele2 Sweden says, optimal speeds can be achieved by using the 3.6 GHz frequency band. The ongoing expansion of 5G in Stockholm County is set to continue throughout the year, with the goal of providing coverage to all residents.
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Accelerated Rollout by Tele2 and Net4Mobility
In addition to the 5G deployment, Tele2 and Telenor's join network company Net4Mobility will embark on modernizing the existing 4G network in Sweden, aiming to enhance capacity by up to 300 percent. Moreover, the operators will increase the number of sites by 60 percent for both 4G and 5G.
Advantages of 5G
According to Tele2 Sweden, 5G networks offer numerous advantages, including faster and more secure mobile connectivity, increased capacity to handle multiple connected devices simultaneously, and improved energy efficiency.
With its lower energy consumption, 5G enables the development of smarter cities and homes in urban and rural areas alike, playing a crucial role in building the society of the future.