Telenor has turned on LTE networks in 11 cities and towns in Norway. The operator said more than one in three Norwegians would have LTE coverage from Telenor by the end of the year. Berit Sevndsen, Telenor Norwway CEO, said the LTE rollout "marks the start of a new mobile fairy tale."
The cities being lit up today are Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim, Stavanger, Lørenskog, Sandnes, Lillestrøm, Asker, Bærum, Lofthus in Hardanger and Longyearbyen. By the end of the year Fredrikstad, Sarpsborg, Skien, Porsgrunn, Drammen and Kristiansand will also be covered. After this an extension programme will continue until the whole of Norway is covered. Tromsø will be covered in the first quarter of 2013.