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 Swedish UMTS Net AB, Sunab. The initiative will result in significant cost and energy efficiency for Tele2.
Swedish UMTS Net AB, 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.
– This initiative is further proof of Tele2's challenger spirit. The transition from 3G to 4G is completely in line with our network strategy to move away from legacy networks, and move towards next generation networks. As Sweden’s most energy efficient network provider, we are extremely proud to accelerate our development , and become even more economically and environmentally efficient, says Samuel Skott, CEO Tele2 Sweden.
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.
For more information, please contact:
Louise Ekman, Press & PR Manager, Tele2 Sweden, Phone: +46 70 5222 117
Erik Strandin Pers, Head of Investor Relations, Tele2 AB, Phone: +46 733 41 41 88