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Telenor pilots 5G internet and TV with 5 families in Kongsberg

Friday 9 November 2018 | 12:56 CET | News

Telenor Group claims to have launched the very first 5G pilot in Scandinavia, saying it will serve as a testbed for the next generation mobile network in Norway. Five families residing in the town will have the opportunity to try out broadband and television services delivered via 5G to their homes. It was launched at the technology and innovation conference Kongsberg Summit.

Subsequently, the pilot will expand to more test users. Several Norwegian businesses are involved, including the Co-op, Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation and Applied Autonomy.

Sigve Brekke, president and CEO of Telenor Group, said the pilot in Kongsberg uses a flexible “toolkit” to help accelerate digitisation both in Norway and other markets where Telenor operates.

Bjorn Ivar Moen, acting CEO of Telenor Norway, said the trial would expand from Kongsberg to other pilot locations in 2019 while the company prepares for commercial 5G deployment in 2020. Moen said 5G could fundamentally affect several critical societal functions, such as traffic management, medical services and emergency communication networks.



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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Telenor / Telenor Norway
Countries: Norway
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