Tele2 NL’s under deployment 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network has been rolled out to approximately 50%-60% of the country, Telecompaper writes, suggesting that a commercial launch could be imminent. In its latest quarterly report, published in July, Tele2 confirmed that its 4G deployment was progressing, but declined to provide any precise coverage figures – noting only that it is working to speed up the rollout. However, GSM Helpdesk has reportedly taken roughly 250 readings across the Netherlands and found that the Tele2 NL network is already ‘live’ in most of its largest cities. According to its findings, the 4G network is already available in the Randstad, as well as in large parts of Zeeland, North Brabant, Limburg and Flevoland provinces and along major ‘A’ roads. The cellco has an active site-sharing agreement with rival T-Mobile, covering the 4G rollout, and is using frequencies in the 800MHz and 2600MHz bands – a fact that has helped it to quickly boost coverage in a short period of time.
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