Telenor Norway to set up 2,000 new base stations on 3G, 4G network

Telenor Norway on Thursday said it would set up 2,000 new base stations on the 3G and 4G network in the country.

“Telenor is the market leader in coverage and speed, which is why this year we are bringing into operation 2,000 new base stations on the 3G and 4G network – the rate is 12 new base stations per day,” said Telenor Norway CEO Berit Svendsen.

Telenor Norway CEO Berit Svendsen

Telenor Norway has 400,000 active 4G users on its network. The company achieved this figure in one year.

The telecom giant said it has in excess of 45 per cent population coverage on 4G and this figure will increase to 50 percent during the course of the year. By 2015, nine out of ten Norwegians will have 4G coverage in their homes.

According to a recent survey, three out of four who were using 4G mobiles on Telenor’s 4G network thought that the speeds were high, and 36 per cent of these people thought that the speeds were very high.

For mobile surfers who only used 3G, half thought that speeds were high, while 13 per cent thought they were very high.

“Feedback from customers confirms that the combination of 4G mobiles and a 4G network provides a completely new and improved surfing experience. This motivates us to invest more in 4G,” said Berit Svendsen.

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