Denmark is the latest country in Europe to have fourth generation mobile services supported over LTE (Long Term Evolution) networks, after TeliaSonera announced today the launch of a commercial offer in four Danish cities, with prices starting at around of 40 euros.
For now the service is available in Copenhagen, Aarhus, Odense and Aalborg, but the company said that the network is still under development and aims to reach 75 percent of the Danish population as early as 2011.
The offer for consumption costs DKK 399 per month (about 53.5 euros) for a speed of download 80Mbps and Upload up to 5Mbps, in a package that includes 30GB of data traffic per month.
Alternatively, customers can opt for the 20 / 1.5Mbps plan, with 20GB of traffic, for 299 DKK (40 euros) per month. The modem accompanying the launch is the Samsung GT-B3730 USB, which is sold at 499 DKK (66.9 euros).
Currently TeliaSonera already brings services of this type to customers in Sweden, Norway, Finland, ensuring coverage in more than 20 cities in northern Europe, with mobile connections that allow speeds up to 10 times higher than 3G.
Another operator at the forefront of this type of offer in Europe is Telenor Sweden, which this summer announced the expansion of its LTE network to one hundred locations in the country, with the aim of providing coverage to 99 percent of the population until 2013.
At about the same time, a study by market research firm InStat was released, which predicted that by the end of this year, half a million new users would join 4th generation mobile services.