3 Sweden (Hi3G Access) has selected Nokia to deploy the TD-LTE-Advanced mobile broadband technology to significantly enhance the quality of its mobile service in Sweden. Nokia is tasked to complete the network deployment – which will include Gothenburg, Sweden’s second most populous city – in the first half of 2016.
As spectrum in traditional FDD bands goes scarce, 3 Sweden will take advantage of the additional spectrum available in the 2600 MHz band 38 – currently used by only a few operators in Western Europe – to deploy the TD-LTE-Advanced technology. This will allow them to immediately increase bandwidth and speeds for customers, meeting the growing demand for mobile use in the home, said Nokia.
Nokia's TD-LTE-Advanced radio technology is based on the Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station which supports 2600 MHz band 38, WCDMA and FDD-LTE.