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Oookla: Telenor with Norway's fastest network in 2017

Press release   •   May 18, 2018 09:00 BST

(Fornebu, 16th May 2018) In a new report from Ookla, Telenor Norway is awarded for having the fastest mobile network in Norway in 2017. The result is based on customers' own measurements.

According to the measurements, the average Telenor download speed was 62.92 Mbps and the average upload speed was 17.85 Mbps.

Bjørn Amundsen, Director of Coverage, emphasises that we are now seeing the result of long-term focus and major investment.Bjørn Amundsen, Director of Coverage, is extremely pleased that we're achieving such high speeds on average.

– Telenor's mobile internet couldn't have received higher praise, and I’m extremely pleased that we're achieving such high speeds on average. Telenor will do what it takes to ensure that our customers have a world-class mobile experience also in the future. We are still expanding 4G coverage, even though it now covers 99% of the Norwegian population. Furthermore, we have started preparations for 5G. This test shows that we've been successful with our aggressive and long-term commitment to coverage and capacity, says Amundsen.

Unique coverage strategy

Amundsen stresses that Telenor has followed a unique strategy in expanding the network, in which different frequencies complement one another.

– The result is a stable and lightning-fast mobile network that ensures you can talk, stream and surf with no problems. The majority of the 4G network has been upgraded to 4G+. This means that the mobile network is better equipped to handle a lot of traffic, while delivering faster speeds, says Amundsen.

Annual mobile data use has increased by 60% among Telenor customers, and this trend will continue.

96% of all data traffic on the Telenor mobile network is now via 4G, while the equivalent figure for voice traffic is 52%.

Ookla measures mobile network speeds all over the world. They record customer measurements made using Ookla's own Speedtest app. Their 2017 awards can be found here:

Telenor Norge AS is Norway's largest provider of telecommunications and digital services. Our infrastructure is the foundation for digitising Norway, with its world-class coverage and high speeds. Our services and products contribute to increased productivity and provide access to everything that the digital world has to offer. Our services and products help to improve productivity and provide access to all digital content. Our security and preparedness organisation works around the clock to keep our customers safe, and we are particularly aware of our social responsibility to provide security and safety for children and young people online.

We employ 3400 people in 23 offices across Norway and we are a part of the Telenor Group, which has operations in 12 countries. Our main office is located on Fornebu in Baerum.