Estonian telecoms operator Elisa switched off its legacy WiMAX network on 1 July 2014, more than two years after stopping sales of WiMAX devices to residential users. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, in February 2012 Elisa announced that it would no longer be offering new xDSL or WiMAX connections to residential users; it noted, however, that business broadband connections using the access types would still be sold. The move, the company said, was driven by customers’ preference for mobile internet services offered over its 3G/3.5G and 4G networks. Elisa’s 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network currently covers around 97% of the population.
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