Omnitele and Anvia cooperate in LTE 700 MHz pilot in Finland

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For immediate release
October 15th , 2013
Helsinki, Finland


Anvia has implemented a pilot network on LTE in 700 MHz frequency band in Finland. The purpose of the pilot is to analyse the feasibility of 700 MHz band to be used as an extension of the fixed line operator’s fibre network. Testing includes technical aspects such as coverage, performance analysis and system integration to existing network but also verification of the usability of applications and operator business case in general.

Omnitele assisted Anvia in the pilot planning, prepared the network design and modelled the service levels for number of rollout scenarios. Omnitele also measures the real life performance and verified the assumptions made in design, simulation and network dimensioning.


Harri Suokko“We see LTE 700 MHz as feasible technology to extend our reach with broadband services. In the pilot network, our clients have used smoothly bandwith demanding television and videoconferencing services. Omnitele simulations also show that our target rates of 20-30 Mbit/s can be offered in very cost efficient way in rural areas” says Harri Suokko, acting CEO, Anvia.

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esa vesterinen“Anvia is very eager to offer high of quality broadband services to its customers even outside of densely populated areas. The selected technology and business model do support coverage build up also in the very rural parts of Finland” says Esa Vesterinen, Vice President, Omnitele ltd.

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Please refer to Anvia press release for further details (finnish):

For more information, please contact:

Esa Vesterinen,  Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Omnitele Ltd.
tel. +358 44 324 7668 email:

Anvia media contact: Reino Lähdemäki, Director, Business Development
tel. +358 44 411 3003, email:

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About Omnitele

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 96 countries. The expertise areas of the company include network strategy, design, monitoring and optimisation. For more information, visit

About Anvia

Anvia is an expanding Finnish group that provides solutions and services in the ICT sector. Anvia possesses a wide knowledge of information and communication technology and provides consumers and businesses with modern high-quality communication, IT and security solutions. In 2012, Anvia Group had a turnover of €115 million and an operating profit of €8 million. Today Anvia has a staff of approximately 700 people.