Telenor launches LTE site inside Arctic Circle

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Telenor Norway, has launched LTE site in Svalbard, an archipelago located at 78°13'N inside the Arctic Circle. Company has selected Huawei to supply  equipment for this site.

The LTE site, which uses Huawei's SingleRAN LTE solution, is deployed in Longyearbyen, Svalbard's largest settlement. During the launch ceremony, attendees were able to test the LTE service and were rewarded with stable and smooth HD video streaming at a downlink speed of more than 100Mbps.

Huawei's LTE equipment has historically demonstrated excellent stability in extreme weather conditions and Telenor, which has provided service on the islands for 100 years, has entrusted Huawei to enable it to continue this exemplary service.

Huawei has served as the sole wireless vendor of Telenor Norway since 2009, and it is in charge of the entire GSM/UMTS network modernization effort in Norway.

"The accomplishment of this LTE launch in the Svalbard archipelago shows that Huawei wireless equipment is capable of optimal performance in even the harshest natural conditions. It's our honor to cooperate with Telenor in providing this advanced communication service for the denizens of Svalbard. Huawei will continue to understand the requirements of its customers, and we remain committed to being the best business partner for operators around the world,"said Berit Kjøll, Executive Vice President of Huawei Norway.

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