DNA expands its 5G network in Central Finland: Kyyjärvi and Petäjävesi the latest additions to the list, population coverage country-wide already over 84%
The 5G network currently covers the following districts of the latest towns with 5G:
- Kyyjärvi, Central Finland: In Kyyjärvi, the 5G network covers several tens of square kilometres east of lake Kyyjärvi, but not yet the area of the village centre on the southwest side of the lake.
- Petäjävesi, Central Finland: The 5G network covers much of the village centre of Petäjävesi and its surrounding areas. 5G coverage of the village centre and its surrounding area will be improved further later this spring with a new base station on the shore of lake Jämsänvesi.
Check out the state of the mobile network in your area on DNA’s coverage map at www.dna.fi/5G. The map shows the theoretical maximum speed and frequency bands of the 4G or 5G network in the selected location. More than one frequency may be used in the same area, and your mobile device will usually select the best option automatically. You can also check the map to see current network improvement projects. The map is updated at a slight delay, so the latest updates may not yet be visible.
Several dozens of new 5G base stations to be constructed in Central Finland this year
“I’m very happy to welcome the residents of Kyyjärvi and Petäjävesi to enjoy DNA’s 5G network. In recent months, we have also expanded our 5G network in other parts of Central Finland, including the area around Jyväskylä. In 2023, we plan to construct several dozen new 5G base stations in Central Finland. In the eastern part of the region, construction work is carried out by the Finnish Shared Network," says Jarkko Laari, VP, Radio Networks at DNA.
The Finnish Shared Network is a joint network company established by DNA and Telia in 2014 which plans, implements and maintains a mobile communication network in northern and eastern Finland.
Access to the 5G network results in a clear increase in the use of data in the region. DNA’s statistics show that 20% more data was transferred on consumers’ phones in 2022 using 5G subscriptions than with corresponding 4G subscriptions. When looking at data plans alone, the difference was even clearer, up to 70–180% depending on the type of subscription. Data plans are used devices such as in tablets, computers and modems and often serve as the only internet connection in the household.
DNA has been building a 5G network that can operate mainly either in the lower 700-megahertz or higher 3.5-gigahertz frequency bands around Finland. Lower frequencies offer a fast connection that is more than sufficient for normal Internet use and allow the network to cover a large area with good indoor coverage. Such a 5G network typically reaches several kilometres from the base station, depending on the terrain. Higher frequencies, on the other hand, offer gigabit-class connection speeds with minimal delay over a smaller coverage area. Lower frequencies are typically used in rural areas and less densely populated urban areas, whereas higher frequencies are used in more densely populated urban areas.
The construction of the 5G network also has the effect of updating the entire mobile network, as it requires old base stations to be replaced with new ones. This means faster 4G speeds and an improved user experience in the areas where the network is being modernised. In many cases, 5G also offers an excellent alternative to fixed-network broadband at home, so the completion of the network boosts the area’s competitiveness and expands consumers’ options for Internet services. A suitable device and subscription are needed to use 5G services.
DNA’s 5G network already covers the following 211 towns:
Akaa, Alajärvi, Alavus, Asikkala, Askola, Aura, Enonkoski, Espoo, Eura, Eurajoki, Evijärvi, Forssa, Haapavesi, Hailuoto, Hamina, Hanko, Harjavalta, Hartola, Hattula, Hausjärvi, Heinola, Heinävesi, Helsinki, Hollola, Huittinen, Humppila, Hyvinkää, Hämeenkyrö, Hämeenlinna, Ii, Iitti, Ikaalinen, Ilmajoki, Imatra, Inari, Inkoo, Isokyrö, Janakkala, Joensuu, Jokioinen, Joroinen, Joutsa, Juupajoki, Juva, Jyväskylä, Jämsä, Järvenpää, Kaavi, Kaarina, Kangasala, Kankaanpää, Karkkila, Karstula, Kaskinen, Kauhajoki, Kauhava, Kauniainen, Kaustinen, Kemiönsaari, Kempele, Kerava, Keuruu, Kirkkonummi, Kitee, Kittilä, Kivijärvi, Kokemäki, Kokkola, Kolari, Kontiolahti, Koski Tl, Kotka, Kouvola, Kristiinankaupunki, Kruunupyy, Kuhmoinen, Kuopio, Kuortane, Kurikka, Kustavi, Kuusamo, Kyyjärvi, Kärkölä, Lahti, Laihia, Laitila, Lappeenranta, Lapua, Laukaa, Lemi, Lempäälä, Leppävirta, Lieto, Liminka, Liperi, Lohja, Loimaa, Loppi, Loviisa, Luhanka, Lumijoki, Luoto, Luumäki, Marttila, Masku, Merikarvia, Miehikkälä, Mikkeli, Muhos, Mustasaari, Muurame, Mynämäki, Myrskylä, Mäntsälä, Mänttä-Vilppula, Naantali, Nakkila, Nivala, Nokia, Nousiainen, Nurmijärvi, Närpiö, Orimattila, Oripää, Orivesi, Oulu, Outokumpu, Padasjoki, Paimio, Parainen, Parikkala, Parkano, Pedersöre, Perho, Pertunmaa, Petäjävesi, Pieksämäki, Pietarsaari, Pirkkala, Polvijärvi, Pori, Pornainen, Porvoo, Pukkila, Punkalaidun, Puumala, Pyhtää, Pyhäjoki, Pyhäranta, Pälkäne, Pöytyä, Raahe, Raasepori, Raisio, Rantasalmi, Rauma, Rautjärvi, Riihimäki, Ruokolahti, Ruovesi, Rusko, Rääkkylä, Saarijärvi, Salo, Sastamala, Sauvo, Savitaipale, Savonlinna, Seinäjoki, Siikajoki, Siilinjärvi, Sipoo, Siuntio, Soini, Somero, Sulkava, Suonenjoki, Sysmä, Säkylä, Taipalsaari, Taivassalo, Tammela, Tampere, Teuva, Tohmajärvi, Turku, Tuusniemi, Tuusula, Tyrnävä, Ulvila, Urjala, Utsjoki, Uurainen, Uusikaarlepyy, Uusikaupunki, Vaasa, Valkeakoski, Vantaa, Varkaus, Vehmaa, Vesilahti, Vihti, Vimpeli, Virolahti, Virrat, Vöyri, Ylivieska, Ylöjärvi, Ypäjä, Ähtäri and Äänekoski.
Jarkko Laari, VP, Radio Networks, DNA Plc, tel. +358 (0)44 044 4949, email@example.com
DNA Corporate Communications, tel. +358 (0)44 044 8000, firstname.lastname@example.org
DNA’s 5G coverage map: https://www.dna.fi/5G
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