TeliaSonera was awarded for the Best LTE/4G Roaming Product and Service at the 2013 LTE Awards in Amsterdam last June . The prize winning service is a 4G roaming for Danish TeliaSonera customers allowing them to use their 4G connection in Sweden. TeliaSonera launched the 4G roaming service in February 2013, as the first company in Europe.
This is the third time TeliaSonera receives the LTE Award at the LTE World Summit and we are proud to once again act as pioneers and introduce 4G roaming as the first company in Europe.
Roaming was one of the hot topics at the World Summit and TeliaSonera International Carrier also announced their agreement with iBasis which will enable quick implementation of 4G roaming between operators around the world.
Getting ahead of competitors
“By winning the award and by TSIC launching their roaming agreement with iBasis, TeliaSonera have once again pushed the 4G industry forward and our colleague operators will feel the pressure to launch 4G roaming as soon as possible. Why should a customer with a 4G phone not get 4G services when roaming? We just have to implement it as soon as possible”, says Tommy Ljunggren, head of System Development in MTS and representing TeliaSonera at the award ceremony (in the middle).
4G roaming between Denmark and Sweden is an important step towards global 4G roaming to support our customers to enjoy the lightning fast 4G technology also when travelling to other countries. We strongly believe that modern mobile technology should be accessible and easy to use both domestically and abroad.
Norway next market to follow
During 2013 the 4G roaming service also will be launched in other TeliaSonera markets. Today 4G roaming is launched in Norway, providing Norwegian customers to roam with 4G when visiting Sweden. TeliaSonera will also open up roaming agreements with operators outside TeliaSonera’s own markets, to make it possible for TeliaSonera customers to use their 4G services in all countries with 4G.
4G roaming is included in TeliaSonera offer for data roaming; SurfAbroad. With Surf abroad the cost will never exceed a certain level per day, e.g. 5 Euros/per day in EU for a certain amount of data. Surf Abroad is automatically offered in several countries outside EU, including Thailand, Japan, US, Emirates and Australia.
The TSIC product announced at LTE World Summit is a Diameter/IPX peering agreement with iBasis which will enable quick implementation of 4G roaming, with excellent quality, between operators around the world.
Since 2009, when TeliaSonera became the first operator in the world to commercially launch 4G services, the 4G technology has become widespread and loved by many because of the huge increase in data speeds. Faster surfing, better streaming experiences, and online gaming are some of the great advantages of 4G.