Telenor claims that its 5G pilot in Norwegian municipality of Elverum is Scandinavia's largest. The telecommunications network provider is Norway's first operator to integrate 5G into its mobile network.
Through the project, delivered in partnership with Ericsson, 50 pilot customers in the municipality will be connected to the 5G network. With this connection, they will be able test 5G connectivity on mobile handsets, broadband and TV, as well as smart home solutions.
Over the course of next year, Telenor also plans to launch 5G in other Norwegian cities. Speaking on the launch, Petter Furberg, the CEO of Telenor Norway said, “This is an important day both for the residents of Elverum and us at Telenor. With the launch of Scandinavia’s largest 5G pilot, we have strengthened our commitment to 5G. The residents of Elverum have exciting times ahead of them, reaping the benefits of what next-generation mobile technology has to offer.”
Commenting from Ericsson was Jenny Lindqvist, who is the head of Northern and Central Europe operations at the company. She said “The success of this 5G pilot signals great things in store not just for Elverum but for Norway as a whole. The benefits of 5G’s high speeds, low latency, and superior reliability will make a real difference.”
Earlier this year, Telenor Denmark announced 5G trials with Nokia as well, while in Asia, Telenor's Malaysian operator Digi partnered with Cyberview to open a 5G lab in the country. The 'OpenLab' will be a collaborative space for business academics and developers to test new 5G use cases.