In a previous post I’ve taken a look at the current deployment of LTE in a more rural area of Sweden south of Göteborg. One of the interesting things I found there was that Telenor used 10 MHz in the 900 MHz band for LTE while only the remaining 5 MHz was used for GSM. At the time I expected that perhaps in a more urban area things might be different as there might still be more need for GSM when there are more people. So I had another look in Stockholm.
In Stockholm, Telenor’s LTE deployment looks like this:
- 10 MHz in Band 20 (800 MHz)
- 10 MHz in Band 8 (900 MHz)
- 10 MHz in Band 3 (1800 MHz)
- 20 MHz in Band 7 (2600 MHz)
So the situation is pretty much the same as it was in my rural test spot the other week and there is also ‘only’ 5 MHz used for GSM. Quite amazing!