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Telenor and Tele2 waste no time in doubling 5G speed to 1Gbps


Sweden’s latest spectrum auction might have been delayed, but the frequencies’ activation is immediate.

Swedish operators Tele2 and Telenor are expanding the 5G services they offer via their network sharing joint venture Net4Mobility.

The joint venture won 100MHz of spectrum in the 3.5GHz band in the government’s 5G auction earlier this week and the operators have already activated their new frequencies.

This has enabled them to upgrade to what Tele2 has called “real” 5G, with download speeds of over 1Gbps, double what it was previously.

The gigabit service has is now available from Tele2 in 30 Swedish cities and from Telenor in 37 cities.

Through Net4Mobility, the partners intend to make 5G available to more than 99% of Sweden’s population by the end of 2023.