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Tele2 5G

Building the most reliable, secure and sustainable 5G network

Tele2 launched its first public 5G network in Sweden on 24 May 2020 and continues to role out the 5G network. The next generation mobile technology brings increased speeds, higher reliability and new security solutions. Moreover, 5G will satisfy the ever increasing demand for data in a more energy efficient way.

First public 5G network in Sweden

I 2010, Tele2 became the first operator in Sweden to launch a nationwide 4G network and ten years later, Tele2 was once again the first operator to launch the next generation mobile network by activating Sweden’s first  5G network in accordance with global standards on 24 May 2020. As such, from June 2020 and onwards, Tele2’s customers are able to enjoy the next generation mobile network.

Greatly increased speeds

The most obvious advantage of 5G is of course the increased connection speeds. Furthermore, 5G lowers the latency that occurs when two devices communicate with each other. Not only is this be a huge benefit for all gamers, it also enables a whole new level of connected devices within business and the public sector. For example, self-driving trucks can react to each other in milliseconds while simultaneously communicating with a city’s street light system.

In short, 5G provides:

  • Faster average speeds
  • Higher peak rates
  • Lower latency

The most sustainable network

Tele2 is already carbon neutral in its own operations and has the most sustainable network. For example, we share networks with competitors for increased efficiency and use only renewable electricity. We will certainly not lower our ambitions during the 5G roll out in any of our markets.

Today, connectivity is not only taken for granted, but is crucial for the interaction between individuals, industries and societies. However with an ever increasing demand for data we constantly need to enhance our network capacity. That is why the energy efficiency of 5G is so important – 5G consumes significantly lower amounts of energy compared to 4G, per transferred data.

Our top priority: Reliability

5G does not only provide speed and increased capacity, it also increases the reliability and robustness of our networks even further. At Tele2 we are using the 5G roll out as an opportunity to invest in new solutions for redundancy and reliability throughout our networks. Our top priority is to have the most reliable network in each market where we operate.

5G is a much more reliable standard compared to previous generations networks and is able to handle more connected devices and higher loads in for example large cities or at events in arenas. It also allows a much higher precision for fast-moving devices, enabling better connectivity while you are on a train or riding a car. Moreover, while the higher 5G frequencies provides much higher speeds, the lower 5G frequencies improves the reach and reliability on the countryside.

5G also makes it possible to prioritize specific services or ranges of traffic to ensure important infrastructure for both customers and society, making sure crucial services run smoothly. If an issue occurs, 5G allows us to contain it within a limited part of the network, to avoid a snowball effect.

Improved security and issue handling

5G enables a whole new range of security technologies, for individuals as well as our network infrastructure. The improved speeds means better and faster tools for both authentication and encryption of traffic, both for mobile phones and IoT (Internet of Things) devices. It also improves security protocols for when devices in our network interacts with devices in other networks, to and from other countries.

With speed and capacity, proactive security measures improves over time. For example, 5G makes it possible to share and install new software and security updates much faster than before, enabling intelligent real-time IoT security features. At the same time, security systems can handle issues much better, as faster response times increases efficiency of monitoring and activation of counter-measures.

Will 5G replace WiFi?

5G definitely brings mobile connectivity with better speed and capacity than some broadband and WiFi solutions. For some, 5G can be the perfect replacement. However, we believe that mobile 5G and new fixed connectivity technologies will rather complement each other going forward, to increase speed and capacity in different areas of the society. At Tele2, we will continue to expand and improve our leading fixed network in Sweden while we also continue to roll out 5G.

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