Incumbent state-owned cellco TELE Greenland has announced that it will offer 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) services for PC and tablet users in Sisimiut, the second-largest town in the country, on 28 March 2014. According to a company press release, the service, dubbed Mobile Broadband Premium, will offer down/uplink transmission speeds of 20Mbps/5Mbps and be priced at DKK999 (USD182.29) per month, including a 20GB of data allowance. Jonas Hasselriis, TELE Greenland’s product and marketing manager, said: ‘We have chosen to focus on the [provision] of mobile broadband because customers demand it.’
As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, TELE Greenland launched its LTE network for USB modem users in the capital Nuuk in December 2013. The company said that the 4G network will not be initially available to mobile handsets users, pending agreements with handset suppliers. The company, however, revealed that mobile traffic will be migrated to the LTE network in 2014, when 4G services will also be introduced to other locations throughout Greenland.