Apped set up in Finland to make “fun” business apps

Four of Finland’s “most well-known technology thought leaders” have set up a company called Apped to create “new kinds of business applications, which function like app stores’ downloadable games”. Apped aims to make use of company data with with no development or maintenance …

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Ukkoverkot CEO explains benefits of 450MHz band

As recently reported, Finnish start-up company Ukkoverkot has just launched a data-only LTE network on the 450MHz radio spectrum band. Telecoms.com spoke to CEO Antti Pellinen, the man leading the young company to find out more about the network the operator says is the world’s first such service commercially available.

Nokia claims 10 times faster upload with C-RAN for Ooredoo, Elisa

Finnish vendor Nokia Networks and Qatari telco Ooredoo claimed they have made uploading 10 times faster with the Nokia centralised RAN. Demonstrating at the ITU Telecom World event in Doha, Qatar, they said average uplink capacity across a cell was doubled thus extending smartphone battery life because of less interference.

Finnish start-up claims first commercial 450MHz LTE network

Finnish start-up Ukkoverkot has launched what it says is the world’s first commercial 450MHz LTE data network. The mobile operator claimed the Ukko Mobile network covers 99.9% of Finland’s population.

Nokia set to license brand to other handset makers

Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri put a stop to rumours suggesting it might re-enter the handset business. But speaking in London at the vendor’s first capital markets day in five years, Suri confirmed the Nokia brand is to be re-licensed to appear on other smartphone makers’ devices.

TeliaSonera, DNA to share network in rural Finland

The Finnish operation of Scandinavian operator TeliaSonera has agreed a deal with local Finnish carrier DNA that will see the two share network resources and spectrum in the sparsely populated Northern and Eastern regions of Finland.

TDC offloads Finnish operations to DNA

Danish incumbent operator TDC has struck a deal with Finnish player DNA that will see DNA acquire TDC’s Finnish operations for €154m. The deal covers both TDC Finland and TDC Hosting—which provide communications and IT solutions to public and private enterprises and wholesale services—and their associated customers. TDC and DNA will co-operate on enterprise and international wholesale services in Finland after the deal’s conclusion.

Sonera to acquire AinaCom’s consumer and fixed network business

Sonera, the Finnish arm of operator group TeliaSonera, has agreed to acquire the consumer operations and fixed network business of Finnish communications provider AinaCom for €47m.