Tele2 and Telia have agreed to accelerate the transition from 3G to 4G by gradually phasing out the 3G network in the common owned company Sunab.
Both the companies will also form a joint venture to build a new 4G network in Sweden and the roll out will start later this year,
Sunab is responsible for building, owning, and operating Tele2’s and Telia’s common 3G network. Now the two companies have agreed on gradually phasing out the Sunab network as a natural part of the future network development. Tele2’s transition of traffic is scheduled to begin by the end of 2018 and the shift will be finalized by the end of 2025.
Today, the 3G network has over 6,000 base stations that will gradually be phased out or reused in other network expansion, which will result in cost and energy efficiency for Tele2.
The transfer to other networks will not affect Tele2's customers because the transfer will be done gradually and will be monitored through continuous follow-up.