Nordic operator TeliaSonera says it paid Danish Kroner 336.3 million, or $57.48 million U.S., for a 4G spectrum license in Denmark. The Danish spectrum license is the company’s fourth such contract in Scandinavia.
The license is valid for 20 years and is comprised of 2 x 20 MHz paired spectrum and 10 MHz unpaired spectrum in the 2.5 GHz frequency band. TeliaSonera plans to launch 4G services to Danish customers during the spring of 2011.
TeliaSonera was the first operator in the world to offer LTE when it launched its 4G network last year in Stockholm, Sweden, and in Oslo, Norway. The company is currently working to expand the network to 25 cities in Sweden and four cities in Norway.
TeliaSonera initially offered only a 4G dongle for the service but says it will expand its device offerings to include a backwards-compatible 2G/3G/4G modem from Samsung during the second quarter of this year.
TeliaSonera also gained a 4G foothold in Finland when it landed a spectrum license there late last year. The operator said at the time that it aimed to open the Finnish 4G network for the first pilot customer during the first quarter of 2010 but has not since updated its plans.
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