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Elisa tests 4G in 700 MHz band

Wednesday 18 May 2016 | 14:24 CET | News
Finnish operator Elisa has started testing the 700 MHz band for mobile services. The company received a licence for the tests from the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority and uses equipment from Nokia. Elisa's 4G network already covers over 98 percent of the population, and the additional frequencies would be used to add capacity over a wider area, especially in rural areas. The Finnish government said earlier this year that it aims to auction licences for the 700 MHz band by the end of this year. 

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Elisa / Nokia
Countries: Finland
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