Finnish telecommunications group, DNA announced its plans to expand its 4G network using the new 700 MHz spectrum in particularly in sparsely populated areas. DNA has selected Ericsson's Radio System technology for the project.
The Operator was recently awarded the spectrum which was previously used for digital television by the Finnish Communications Regulatory Authority. DNA, Telia Company and Elisa each paid €22 million to secure 2x10 MHz in the 700MHz spectrum in the country’s latest auction
The new frequency band scales to increasing demands on the road to 5G with multi-standard, multi-band and multi-layer technology. The system gives network operators the infrastructure they need to support growing mobile data traffic needs.
DNA's 4G network today covers 99 percent of the population in Finland. As Finns are among the most active users of mobile data in the world, it is essential to ensure future capacity of the network.