World premier for 4G vital for Sweden
Today is the world premier for 4G in Stockholm and Oslo – lte technology that promises up to 100 times faster broadband than 3G is able to provide. Telia Sonera will be the first in the world to launch a 4G network. Ericsson and the Chinese company Huawei are responsible for the technical solutions.
Ericsson has been the driving force behind this lte technology. The previous KTH doctoral students Erik Dahlman and Stefan Parkvall, who won the Major Technology Award (Stora Teknikpriset) earlier this year, have played key roles in the development of lte at Ericsson.
“I believe that it is vital for Sweden and for Ericsson, that this technology is available here first,” states Mikael Skoglund, Professor of Telecommunications.
Telia Sonera will be the first operator in the world to offer its customers 4G services. Ericsson has delivered the system in Stockholm, while the Chinese company Huawei is responsible for the solution in Oslo. How rapid these connections will be in practice remains to be seen.
“It is great to see that something that I was mostly acquainted with via equations and computer simulations is now up and buzzing in the real world", states Mikael.
Lte stands for long term evolution and is a technique that opens the door to maximum speeds of 100 Mbit/s.