Tele2 Netherlands launches LTE-A network

12 November 2015 |

Swedish telco Tele2 has revealed the commercial launch of its LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network in the Netherlands via its regional subsidiary.

Tele2 Netherlands’ LTE-A network utilises carrier aggregation in 800MHz and 2600MHz bands to provide peak theoretical download speeds of 225Mbps.

The company initially launched the network earlier this year on a limited basis for business customers, and has now transferred the data services of its existing MVNO user base over to the new system.

“It’s time for the Dutch consumers to release the handbrake when it comes to mobile data usage,” said Jeff Dodds, CEO at Tele2 Netherlands.

“Over the last three years price levels in the Netherlands have remained amongst the highest in Europe, and we’re here to shake up the market and start a data revolution, with the launch of our new superfast LTE-A mobile network, offering great speed, great coverage and the lowest price.”

The network allegedly offers outdoor coverage to 92% of the population and Tele2 is planning for nationwide coverage by the end of March 2016.

It is also looking to explore voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) technology during 2016 in a bid to deliver voice services over its existing 4G network.