TeliaSonera’s Moldovan wireless subsidiary Moldcell has announced the launch of commercial Long Term Evolution (LTE) 4G mobile services, just two weeks after receiving its licence to use the technology. The announcement comes hot on the heels of the LTE switch-on by rival operator, Orange Moldova, which was also awarded a 15-year 2.6GHz concession earlier this month. The licences were made available to all three of the country’s cellular operators at a fixed price of EUR10 million (USD12.3 million). So far, only Moldtelecom has not come forward to acquire a permit. Moldcell is the ninth TeliaSonera subsidiary to launch commercial 4G services after Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Azerbaijan. The group is also looking to introduce the technology via its operations in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
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