Telia Expands 5G Network, Covering 73 Percent of Sweden’s Population

Telia, the Swedish telecommunications company, has achieved a significant milestone by expanding its 5G network to cover 73 percent of the country's population. This development marks a crucial step in Telia's plan to provide nationwide coverage.


  • The company has rapidly modernized its 4G network and expanded 5G infrastructure across the country since 2020.
  • Telia's 5G network operates in the ultra-fast 3.6 GHz frequency band, delivering high-speed connectivity to over 100 urban areas.
  • The company is committed to sustainability, as its 5G network operates on 100 percent renewable energy.

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Telia Says 7 Out of 10 Swedes Have Access to Its 5G Network

Swedish telecommunications company Telia has announced that its 5G network now covers 73 percent of the country's population. With this network expansion, seven out of ten Swedes have access to Telia's 5G Network. According to Telia, this milestone marks a major achievement in its ambitious plan to achieve nationwide coverage.

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Telia's 5G Network Reaches 73 Percent of Swedes

Telia said it has rapidly modernized its 4G network and constructed 5G infrastructure throughout the country since its launch in 2020. With the latest expansion, Telia's 5G network has reached 73 percent of the population, surpassing initial targets.

The company aims to cover over 90 percent of the country's territory and serve 99 percent of the population by 2025.

Telia expressed excitement about the growing number of customers benefiting from the 5G technology. With Telia's 5G coverage, approximately 7.7 million Swedes can now access the latest technology.

Also Read: Telia Says 9 Out of 10 Norwegians Now Have Access to Its 5G Network

Advantages of 5G Beyond Speed

Telia said the advantages of 5G go beyond faster speeds. The technology enables more connected devices and facilitates advancements in various sectors, such as smart homes, smart cities, and autonomous systems.

With the Internet of Things (IoT) and real-time data processing, 5G empowers individuals and businesses in an increasingly interconnected world. 5G offers new possibilities for sectors like transportation, traffic management, healthcare, and more.

Ultra-Fast 3.6 GHz Frequency Band

Telia's 5G network operates in the ultra-fast 3.6 GHz frequency band and covers over 100 urban areas, with Skane, Gotland, and Halland counties boasting the highest population coverage, ranging from 85 percent to 90 percent.

Telia said its 5G network is powered entirely by renewable energy, and the telco has deployed 10,000 5G antennas across its mobile network to ensure seamless connectivity.

Also Read: Telia to Be the First With a Nationwide 5G Network in Norway

To experience Telia's 5G network, users need 5G-compatible mobile devices and subscriptions. The completion of Telia's 5G expansion is expected by 2025, further solidifying Sweden's connectivity.

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