Elisa Corporation, press release 24 November 2016
Elisa obtained the 4G frequencies it sought in the frequency auction that ended today. The new 700 MHz frequency enables the supplementation of Elisa's 4G network, so far built on other frequencies. For customers, this means continuously increasing coverage and faster connections with fewer disruptions.
Elisa's 4G network already covers 99 per cent of the country's residents. In the auction that concluded today, Elisa obtained all of the additional frequencies it sought from the new 700 MHz frequency range.
The 700 MHz frequencies will become available in February 2017. Elisa will use the new 700 MHz frequency primarily to supplement its current frequencies and to improve particularly the 4G mobile broadband coverage of sparsely populated areas.
"Elisa is a pioneer in mobile communications in Finland and the operator with the biggest investments in Finland. This investment in new frequencies will continue our efforts to advance digitalisation and the Finnish information society. We already provide our customers with Finland's fastest 4G network, which covers more than the 99 per cent of population, as required by the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority. The new, lower frequencies will allow us to increase the network's coverage, capacity and efficiency to an even higher degree. We will begin building the new frequencies as soon as they become available, at the beginning of 2017," says Elisa's CEO Veli-Matti Mattila.
Additional information about Elisa's 4G network (in Finnish) www.elisa.fi/vertaaverkkoja
Additional information and interview requests: Elisa Corporation, Communications, tel. +358 50 305 1605, email@example.com
Elisa is a telecommunications, ICT and online service company serving 2.3 million consumer, corporate and public administration organisation customers. Elisa provides environmentally sustainable services for communication and entertainment, and tools for improving operating methods and productivity of organisations. In Finland Elisa is the market leader in mobile subscriptions. Cooperation with Vodafone and Telenor enables globally competitive services. Elisa is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki Large Cap with approximately 200 000 shareholders. Elisa's revenue in 2015 was 1.57 billion euros and it employed 4,100 people. www.elisa.com
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