The Arctic Circle gets its very own LTE base station

July 5, 2011

The Arctic Circle has it all – snow, ice caps, polar bears and, of course, LTE base stations. That’s right a LTE base station.

Telenor Norway has launched the world’s most northerly LTE base station in Svalbard, located within the Arctic Circle. The site in Longyearbyen uses Huawei’s SingleRAN LTE solution and enabled those who attended the launch to gain access to HD video streaming at a speed of 100Mbps and access data quickly and seamlessly.

Extreme conditions in this part of the world makes it essential that this high speed connection is maintained and not damaged by the Arctic temperatures the region experiences. Norway are not the only Scandinavian country to roll out LTE in parts of the country, Sweden and Finland have also recently commercially deployed LTE.

So on your next holiday to the far north of Norway, maybe in search of the Northern Lights, you can record it, upload it, share it and stream it quickly and easily in one of the most harshest and remote parts of the world.

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