Swedish multinational telecommunications company and mobile network operator Telia Estonia said it now runs 5G services in more than 50 areas across Estonia.
According to a company release, the main focus in developing and expanding the 5G network has been on larger cities such as Tallinn, Tartu, and Pärnu. At the same time, new 5G base stations are increasingly emerging in other regions of Estonia.
Andre Visse, Telia's Estonian Chief Technology Officer said: "To date, thousands of customers have used our 5G network, and we anticipate a significant increase in the number of users shortly, as 5G support was activated on all iPhone 12 series phones at the beginning of June. There are almost 20,000 users of these models among our customers."
"Our goal is to bring 5G coverage to more than 100 locations by the end of the year. At the same time, we are looking forward to the country moving forward with the auction of the 3.6 GHz frequency band as soon as possible, which would enable us to offer our customers an even higher quality, faster and better 5G user experience, ” he added.
Andre pointed out that in addition to the three biggest cities in Estonia, Telia has also established 5G base stations in the North Estonian county town of Rakvere, various locations on the Viimsi Peninsula, and in the small towns of Saha and Loo. The company is planning to further expand its 5G coverage in June through nearly 20 new locations.
To use Telia's 5G network, the customer needs to own a 5G-compatible smartphone as well as to have purchased a private or business customer mobile package containing a certain volume of data.