It should come as little surprise that it's TeliaSonera bringing Denmark its first LTE network -- after all, the Swedish company was the first to launch LTE service commercially anywhere in the world in mid-2009, so we already know they're moving aggressively to spiff up northern Europe's data services. Currently covering the four largest Danish cities, TeliaSonera says that it wants to cover 75 percent of the population (which is very different from 75 percent of the country's surface area, keep in mind) in 2011. Interested? Expect to pay 399 kroner monthly to hook up to the network, which works out to about $71 -- not cheap, but let's be honest, can you really put a price on downloading The Engadget Show while sitting on a park bench in mere seconds? Follow the break for the press release.

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TeliaSonera first with 4G in Denmark

Today, TeliaSonera launches the first commercial 4G services in Denmark to customers in Copenhagen, Aarhus, Odense and Aalborg.
The rollout of the Danish 4G network continues and TeliaSonera expects to cover
75 per cent of the Danish population already in 2011.

With 4G, customers can use mobile broadband services with speeds up to ten times higher than with today's turbo 3G. 4G opens up new possibilities for customers to use and enjoy services on their laptops, requiring high transmission speed and capacity, such as web TV broadcasting, extensive online gaming, web conferences and advanced business solutions.

"We are proud to be the first operator in Denmark to offer our customers 4G. We launch 4G in the largest Danish cities, where there is a high demand for fast mobile broadband services. We have an aggressive rollout plan for 4G and expect to cover 75 per cent of the population during 2011," says Jesper Brøckner Nielsen, Head of TeliaSonera Mobility Services in Denmark.

TeliaSonera was the first operator in the world to commercially launch 4G. We offer our customers 4G in Sweden, Norway, Finland, and now Denmark. Over 20 cities in the Nordic countries have 4G with speeds up to ten times higher than in turbo 3G.

The consumer price for Telia's 4G service is 399 DKK/month. More price information at www.teliasonera.com/4g under Q&A.

Facts
TeliaSonera was the first operator in the world to launch 4G commercially in Stockholm and Oslo in
December 2009. 4G was launched 30 November 2010 in Finland.
4G is based on the mobile LTE standard.
The 4G radio network in Denmark is in this rollout phase supplied by Nokia Siemens Networks.
Ericsson supplies TeliaSonera's 4G core network in the Nordic and Baltic countries.
The 4G modems are supplied by Samsung. It is a USB dongle supporting 4G/3G/2G PC/Mac.

More at www.teliasonera.com/4g

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