Telia Finland

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Country

Company Name

Telia Finland Oyj

Ownership Type

Subsidiary

Ownership/Controlling Entity

MNC

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3G UMTS Frequency Bands

4G LTE Frequency Bands

5G NR Frequency Bands

IoT Technology

Company Overview

Telia is the largest mobile network operator servicing in Finland. The company was founded in 1998 then as Sonera, however has a history dating as far back as 1917 as state-run Suomen Lennätinlaitos. The privatisation process first began in 1993, when it became the state run enterprise Telecom Finland Oy (Tele), and again in 1998 when partially privatised to become Sonera Oy. In November 1999 the company listed 22% of its shareholding on the Helsinki Stock Exchange, increasing to 47.2% over the next two years. In March 2002 Sonera announced a merger with fellow Nordic telecoms company Telia, becoming TeliaSonera AB in March 2003, and the Finnish mobile network operator becoming TeliaSonera Finland Oyj. In March 2017 TeliaSonera was rebranded to Telia. Telia Finland is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telia Company.

The company has provided 2G GSM services over 900 and 1800 MHz bands since June 1992, and launched 3G UMTS over B1 (2100 MHz) in May 2007 and B8 (900 MHz) in June 2009. 3G services were upgraded to DC-HSPA+ in 2012. 4G LTE services were launched in November 2010 over the B7 (2600 MHz) band and complemented by B3 (1800 MHz) in August 2011. A 300 Mbps 2C CA service over B3 and B7 (CA_3A-7A) was commercially launched in 2015, and 3C CA trials adding a B20 (800 MHz) service was announced in September 2015 reaching data rates of 375 Mbps DL.

LTE-A Pro technology was demonstrated in December 2016 with data rates up to 640 Mbps achieved. The company has been awarded 10 MHz of paired 700 MHz spectrum, however is yet to deploy an LTE carrier.

Live testing of NB-IoT and eMTC (Cat-M1) was announced in November 2017, with commercial activation confirmed in March 2018.

Telia Finland 5G

Telia announced the activation of a pre-commercial 5G network in September 2018, operating over the n78 (3500 MHz) band. The network initially used test frequencies issued by the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority, with full commercial operation possible after securing frequencies 3410 to 3540 MHz in the country's October 2018 5G spectrum auction.

3G UMTS Network Information

Details on UMTS network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Launch Date 2007-05 Status Active
UMTS BandPacket DataStatus
Active
Active
4G LTE Network Information

Details on LTE network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Evolution Status Active [Launched 2010-11]
Max. MIMO Max. Modulation
Carrier Aggregation Features
LTE BandChannel WidthStatus
20 MHz Active
20 MHz Active
10 MHz Active
5G NR Network Information

Details on 5G NR network deployments are shown below. Data are often incomplete due to commercial nature. Consult dossier text for further details.

Type Status Active [Launched 2018-09-05]
Max. MIMO Max. Modulation
Carrier Aggregation - Features -
NR BandChannel WidthStatus
100 MHz Active
IoT Network - eMTC (LTE Cat-M1)
Technology Status Trialling
Band - Launch Date -
IoT Network - NB-IoT (LTE Cat-NB1)
Technology Status Active
Band Launch Date

Services Available

As specialists in 3G, 4G, and 5G cellular technologies, our R-Spectrum team provides in-country technical services to most regions around the world. Operating on a contract basis we are often sent to remote and isolated regions to assist companies in establishing voice and data communications.

Through our R-Spectrum team, we help our clients visualise and understand mobile signal issues by offering a range of radio frequency modelling services for 2G GSM, 3G UMTS, 4G LTE, and 5G NR cellular technologies. The first step to solving any problem is to understand the problem.