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 Thursday, June 04, 2009

Finnish triple-play provider DNA Finland has announced that its 3G services are now available in more than 250 municipalities, giving it an addressable market of more than 4.2 million Finns. The telco said that it had expanded to cover areas including Kuhmalahti, Kustavi, Lapinlahti, Lemi, Nummi-Pusula, Padasjoki, Paltamo, Pukkila, Puumala, Savitaipale, Taivassalo, Utsjoki, Uurainen and Viitasaari. The latest round of expansion has seen the telco install base stations operating in the 900MHz frequency range as it looks to benefit from the lower costs associated with the technology for rural rollouts, and DNA said it expects to construct a further 1,100 such sites by the end of 2009. Additionally, the operator said it was continuing to expand its 3G network operating on 2100MHz spectrum, but has not disclosed any further details. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database DNA’s HSPA 2100MHz network had coverage of approximately 77% of the population at December 2008.

Source: TeleGeography.

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