Estonian fixed and mobile operator Telia Eesti says its 5G network is now available in 77 locations in 14 main cities across the country.
Robert Pajos, Chairman of the Management Board of the telecommunication company in the Baltic states, network developments will be one of the company's main focuses this year as well, and it is planned to invest more and more vigorously in the construction of the fifth-generation mobile network, 5G.
"We also hope that the country will move forward with the auction of the 3.6 GHz frequency band as soon as possible, which would enable even better use of the potential offered by 5G technology and bring new services to the market, such as the long-awaited 5G home Internet," said Pajos.
Currently, Telia 5G base stations are located in Tallinn, Tartu, Pärnu, Viimsi, Rakvere, Sauga, Jüri, Lool, Kärdla, Kuressaare, Saku, Lohusuu, Kauks and Sillamäe. By the end of the year, the company plans to expand the new generation mobile network to more than 100 locations, including various county centers.
In addition, Telia continued in the second quarter with activities that will allow it to move towards the gradual closure of old technologies in order to replace them with new modern solutions. According to Robert Pajos, the aim of this activity is to offer customers even faster and more efficient technologies, which are also much more environmentally friendly.
The number of Telia Estonia's mobile subscriptions reached 1.151 million subscriptions at the end of the second quarter, increasing by 71,000 subscriptions a year ago. At the end of the second quarter, there were 242,000 users of Telia's fixed Internet connections and 207,000 users of TV services.