TALLINN - Tele2, the second largest mobile operator in Estonia, has launched tests of its 3.5G data communications network in central Tallinn.
The company said it expects to have the next generation mobile network in commercial operation by the final quarter of the year, and hopes to expand its coverage to other parts of the capital.
"We're taking development of 3.5G one step at a time. The covered area will grow as the number of telephones supporting the service grows, along with the number of additional services, but also as handsets become more affordable," Tele2 board chairman Toomas Tiivel said.
The test network will be open to Tele2 customers who have a telephone that supports 3G technology, which allows the user to take advantage of internet, video calls and other high-speed services.
Last year the company posted a profit of 362 million kroons.