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Nokia enables 3 Sweden to enhance mobile broadband customer services using TD-LTE-Advanced technology

Nokia uses its TD-LTE expertise to allow 3 Sweden to take advantage of spectrum in the 2600 MHz band 38, offering significantly higher capacity and download speeds One of the first TD-LTE-A networks launched in Western Europe and the first in Sweden Nokia to apply its services expertise to ensure a smooth and seamless rollout 12 April, 2016 Stockholm, Sweden – Nokia and 3 Sweden (Hi3G Access) are to deploy TD-LTE-Advanced mobile broadband technology to significantly enhance quality of service in Sweden. As spectrum in traditional FDD bands is scarce, 3 Sweden will take advantage of more available spectrum in the 2600 MHz band 38 – currently used by only a few operators in Western Europe – to deploy TD-LTE-Advanced technology. This will allow them to immediately increase bandwidth and speeds for customers, meeting the growing demand for mobile use in the home. Nokia will complete the network deployment – which will include Gothenburg, Sweden’s second most populous city – in the first half of 2016. Click to Tweet: Great news for subscribers! @3sweden, @nokianetworks bring #TD-LTE-Advanced to Sweden #NetworksPerform http://nokia.ly/1SZ8UbV Solutions and services provided by Nokia: TD-LTE-Advanced radio technology, based on the Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station, to support 2600 MHz band 38 WCDMA and FDD-LTE network upgrade Care Services, including hardware and software services Jörgen Askeroth, CTO at 3 Sweden, said: “As one of Sweden’s leading operators, we are constantly looking at ways to enhance the overall quality of our mobile voice and data services. In line with this vision, we are working with Nokia to tap the potential of TD-LTE-A in order to deliver a truly memorable service experience to our subscribers. In doing so, we are proud to launch one of Western Europe’s first TD-LTE-A deployments on band 38 – a development that underlines our reputation as an innovation leader in the domestic telecommunications market.” Wolfgang Hackenberg, VP West Europe at Nokia, said: “We are extremely pleased to support 3 Sweden in its ambitious and far-reaching TD-LTE-A initiative that will delight its customers. This project bears testimony to our growing status as the supplier-of-choice in Europe, with a clear focus on leveraging technologies that allow operators to provide the best possible mobile broadband experience to their users.” Did you know? In a recent acknowledgment of its industry-leading TD-LTE-A capabilities, China Mobile, the world’s foremost operator, selected Nokia as its largest non-Chinese vendor for TD-LTE deployment. As of February 2016, Nokia has more than 80 commercial references on six continents for the delivery of TD-LTE radio technology. About Nokia Nokia is a global leader in the technologies that connect people and things. Powered by the innovation of Bell Labs and Nokia Technologies, the company is at the forefront of creating and licensing the technologies that are increasingly at the heart of our connected lives.  With state-of-the-art software, hardware and services for any type of network, Nokia is uniquely positioned to help communication service providers, governments, and large enterprises deliver on the promise of 5G, the Cloud and the Internet of Things. http://nokia.com Media Enquiries Nokia CommunicationsPhone: +358 (0) 10 448 4900E-mail: press [dot] services [at] nokia [dot] com Anne SamsonCommunicationsPhone: + 33 (0)6 03 79 30 86E-mail: anne [dot] samson [at] nokia [dot] com

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