Reality Check: LTE-Advanced Business Impacts
The Finnish mobile operators TeliaSonera Finland and DNA have concluded a major co-operation agreement to construct a joint mobile network in Northern and Eastern Finland. The network shall be sourced, implemented and managed by “Suomen Yhteisverkko Oy” –company owned by the two operators.
Yhteisverkko OY has selected Omnitele Ltd to design the all-new radio network. Omnitele is to be the provider of planning, design and optimisation services and responsible for the network quality until end of year 2017.
Geographically the new network will cover approximately 50 per cent of the country, and around 15 per cent of the population. The all new 2G/3G/4G shared network will be equipped with latest generation base station technology. Network sharing is implemented in MOCN (Multi-Operator Core Network) fashion. That is, active sharing of radio resources with both operators having their own core networks.
TeliaSonera and DNA also combine frequency assets and base station locations in the shared network area to enable higher data speeds and better service standards. Given the 3GPP specifications and assuming near-future-realistic antenna configurations, i.e. 2×2 MIMO, the new shared network can reach up to 300Mbit/s from day one.
“We are extremely excited about the opportunity and proud to be part of the success story. When launched, the network will most probably offer one of the best broadband experiences in the world. We will at least do everything to achieve that”, comments Tomi Paatsila, CEO of Omnitele.
“Our aim is very high, we want to offer the best possible customer experience, maximise the efficiency of our operations and make targeted network investments. Inking the deal with Omnitele is a logical choice for us. Omnitele has an excellent track record, proven processes and excellent knowhow that fit with our quality and efficiency targets,” says Antti Jokinen, CEO of Yhteisverkko.
Press release in PDF format: Omnitele Designs High Capacity Shared Network for Suomen Yhteisverkko
More about the case in Yhteisverkko’s own brochure
Suomen Yhteisverkko Oy is a joint venture of TeliaSonera Finland Oyj and DNA Oy. The Company will build, operate and maintain a mobile network covering 50% of Finland, focusing on the Northern and Eastern Finland. Read more in <a href=”http://www.esitteemme.fi/yhteisverkko_en/WebView/”>Yhteisverkko’s own brochure</a>
TeliaSonera provides network access and telecommunication services that help our customers communicate in an easy, efficient and environmentally friendly way. International strength combined with local excellence is what makes us truly unique – and provides a world class customer experience, all the way from the Nordic countries to Nepal. www.teliasonera.com
About DNA Finland
DNA Ltd is a Finnish telecommunications group providing high-quality voice, data and TV services for communication, entertainment and working. DNA is Finland’s largest cable operator and the leading pay TV provider in both cable and terrestrial networks. www.dna.fi/en