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Telia launches private network services in Norway

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The operator says dedicated mobile network services are available for enterprise and public sector customers.

Telia’s offer, Enterprise Mobile Network (EMN), leverages licensed spectrum over 4G and 5G to deliver secure, robust connectivity to critical applications in a range of industries like manufacturing, mining and logistics.

In effect, customers have their own mobile network to provide high bandwidth, low latency and safe passage for data traffic to and from systems, such as machines or vehicles, that are part of connected business processes.

Success elsewhere

Jon Christian Hillestad, Head of the Enterprise Business Unit in Telia Norway, claims, “We are at the forefront of 5G in Norway and we want to leverage that position to take a leading role in dedicated private network services as well.

“This type of solution is new to Norway, but we have already implemented Enterprise Mobile Networks for customers in other Nordic countries.

Hillestad continues, “We also see an increased demand in Norway for dedicated networks and other specialized services delivered to customers through our public mobile network.

An example of that is our partnership with Oslo Metro that will use services run over our mobile network to control the subway. Dialogues around similar solutions are ongoing with other customers across the country”.

Variations on a theme

The EMN-solution can be deployed through Telia’s public mobile network, but with a custom-built radio network, or as a complete private network, with both a local core and radio network installed at the customer site.

According to Telia, the latter version is suitable for the most demanding use-cases in terms of data security, bandwidth and latency, for example remote steered machinery in a mine.

EMN was launched in the Swedish market, where it has attracted high-profile customers like mining companies Boliden and Zinkgruvan Mining as well as forestry industry group Södra. EMN will continue to be rolled out across Telia’s markets in the Nordics and Baltics.