Omnitele Benchmarks Quality of Mobile Services for Fingrid


Press release
4 December 2012

Helsinki, Finland 


Fingrid, the electricity transmission system operator in Finland, contracted Omnitele to benchmark mobile network service quality in Fingrid’s electricity network nodes and their surroundings.

Omnitele measures and analyses mobile voice and data services of all commercial operators’ GSM and UMTS networks, as well as the Finnish authorities’  VIRVE network (the nationwide TETRA network for mission critical communications). The campaign is conducted in 140 electricity network infrastructure locations spread over Finland: power plants, substations as well as Fingrid’s office premises. Omnitele furthermore identifies the required indoor coverage improvement solutions where needed.

“Mobile network coverage and quality are critical to us for both business performance and safety reasons. Our partner network is wide and all our partners have their own preferred mobile subscription providers. Thus we need to have a comprehensive understanding on the available and achievable network coverage of all mobile networks throughout our operation environment. To achieve this, we are confident to rely on Omnitele’s profound know-how in mobile network auditing and development. We look forward to have a lucrative project with Omnitele.”, states Matti Jalkanen, Adviser, Protection and Telecommunications from Fingrid

“Well performing mobile services are critical for any business today, in this sense Fingrid is not an exception. The Fingrid case is however slightly more challenging than the typical scenario. The electricity stations are mostly located in the outbacks of Finland and not in the central business districts where the mobile coverage is generally good. Fingrid offers us an interesting challenge to truly assess what the mobile operators are made of when it comes to the most remote rural areas of Finland. We are proud to take the challenge and we look forward to provide Fingrid with tangible results that truly support their business objectives.”, comments Mikko Valtonen, Manager, Business Development from Omnitele

For more information, please contact:

Esa Vesterinen,  Vice President, Sales and Business Development, Omnitele +358 44 324 7668,

Matti Jalkanen, Adviser, Protection and Telecommunications, Fingrid +358 40 500 1568,


Omnitele Ltd., founded in 1988 to set up the first GSM network in the world, is a pioneer within the wireless industry with over two decades of leading edge network and business consulting experience worldwide. Omnitele’s strengths lie in the experience received from 1.000+ projects conducted in 80+ countries. The expertise areas of the company include Technology Strategy, Network Design and Network Quality.

Fingrid Fingrid Oyj is a Finnish public limited liability company responsible for electricity transmission in the high-voltage transmission system in Finland. Fingrid’s nation-wide grid is an integral part of the power system in Finland. The transmission grid is the high-voltage trunk network which covers the entire Finland. Major power plants, industrial plants and regional electricity distribution networks are connected to the grid. The transmission system in Finland encompasses approx. 14,000 kilometres of transmission lines and more than 100 substations. Fingrid is responsible for the planning, monitoring, maintenance, development and operation of the system.