Teliasonera First To Offer 4G Mobile Services

Sweden's TeliaSonera AB (TLSN.SK) on Monday became the first telecom operator to launch fourth-generation mobile services commercially, but industry analysts downplayed the milestone, cautioning it will mean little for consumers beyond faster speeds.

TeliaSonera said the 4G network will be up to ten times faster than its current 3G one and allow customers to enjoy new services on the go such as high-definition TV, mobile conferencing and extensive gaming.

It hopes to derive significant revenue from such applications as consumers take up new data cards, and as handsets supporting the technology are eventually rolled out.

But revolutionary 4G services are ...

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