STOCKHOLM – Swedish operator TeliaSonera will launch mobile services based on LTE (Long Term Evolution) during 2010, it said last week.

A roll-out in Stockholm and Oslo is under way using equipment from Ericsson and Huawei. Both companies say the deal is their first commercial contract for an LTE network.

TeliaSonera’s goal is to be one of the first operators in the world to launch LTE-based services, according to a statement.

The move to LTE will increase the speed in mobile networks, but to exactly what remains to be seen. “You will have a speed up to about 100Mbps in the beginning, and the average capacity in a network will increase by a factor of 10 compared to today’s HSPA [High Speed Packet Access] networks,” said Mikael B

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