TeliaSonera Sweden (Telia) has launched commercial Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile broadband services in its fifth city, Lund, adding to existing networks in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmo and Visby. From 23 September the company also introduced new mobile broadband tariffs, including ‘Telia Mobile Broadband Total 4G’, costing SEK599 (USD87.85) per month (SEK499 for Telia fixed broadband customers) for 30GB of data at access speeds between 10Mbps and 80Mbps in the 4G network and up to 16Mbps in the 3G/3.5G network, on an 18-month contract. Packages also give access to 4,200 Wi-Fi access points. As an alternative option, subscribers to ‘Telia Mobile Broadband Large’ 3.5G packages (up to 16Mbps), costing SEK269 (SEK219 for fixed broadband users) per month, may add access to the 4G network, capped at 10Mbps-20Mbps and 20GB, for an extra SEK100. An SEK199 per-month package allowing 3.5G internet usage at up to 6Mbps (costing SEK149 for fixed broadband clients), offers a SEK100 add-on for 4G access capped at 5Mbps-10Mbps and 10GB.
By the end of 2010 Telia plans to cover 28 locations with 4G services, including ski resorts, and during 2011 it intends to roll out LTE to 228 locations.