Tele2 Estonia has launched commercial 4G LTE mobile broadband services for modem users. The Swedish-owned cellco is offering three LTE data packages all with ‘unlimited’ connection speeds: ‘4G Small’ offering 5GB for EUR10 (USD13) per month; ‘4G Medium’ (15GB, EUR20); and ‘4G Large’ (30GB, EUR30). At launch the company announced that its LTE network is capable of speeds of up to 150Mbps/75Mbps (download/upload) and covers most of the northern centres of Estonia. In 2013 it says it will add around 150 new base stations to expand coverage to other regional centres, and by 2017 the 4G network will cover ‘100% of Estonia’.
Tele2 is playing catch-up in the Estonian 4G market, where this week local rival Eesti Mobiiltelefon revealed plans to increase its number of active LTE base stations to ‘300 across the country’ by the end of December, having previously set a target of 70% population coverage by that date.