The population coverage of DNA’s 5G network exceeded one million – mobile data is now used more than ever
DNA has significantly expanded its 5G network in Finland, and the network is now available for more than one million people in 24 municipalities. The rapid construction of the 5G network continues while the 4G network is simultaneously being improved. DNA aims to reach a population coverage of over 1.5 million by the end of the year.
The construction of the network has proceeded in the planned timeframe despite the exceptional measures caused by COVID-19. DNA has caught up with any minor delays, and the swift expansion of the network will continue for the rest of the year.
“Next, we will focus on improving the network particularly in large urban areas, so construction will take place in the Helsinki metropolitan area and in the Turku and Tampere regions. Extensive coverage will also be made available in the city centres of Tampere and Turku. In the capital area, the 5G coverage in northern and western Helsinki as well as Espoo and Vantaa will expand significantly,” says Jarkko Laari,Director of Radio Networks at DNA.
DNA aims to reach a population coverage of over 1.5 million by the end of the year, which is almost 30% of Finland's population. In order to achieve this goal, the network will be developed in the existing regions as well as launched in completely new locations. This year, the network will be launched in Järvenpää, Kaarina, Kangasala, Kauniainen, Kerava, Naantali, Nurmijärvi and Hyrylä in Tuusula.
DNA’s 5G services are currently available in Espoo, Heinola, Helsinki, Hyvinkää, Hämeenlinna, Jyväskylä, Kuopio, Lahti, Lieto, Nokia, Oulu, Pirkkala, Pori, Raahe, Raisio, Rauma, Rusko, Seinäjoki, Sipoo, Tampere, Turku, Vaasa, Vantaa and Ylöjärvi.
World record in mobile data, sales of 5G phones are increasing
A recent report *) by research company Tefficient shows that, once again, DNA’s customers use the most mobile data per subscription in the entire world — up to 33.1 GB per month. The growth has been astonishing, as the usage was only 25.3 GB per month during the same time period last year.
DNA’s fast 5G network is a direct response to the increased demand for mobile data from both consumer and corporate customers. A higher-capacity network ensures that the customer experience remains on an excellent level despite the increase in traffic. At the same time, the faster speeds will increase data consumption even further.
5G phone sales also showed significant growth during the summer. The grandest sales launch was by the 5G phone OnePlus Nord 5G in late July. The phone immediately became the second most sold phone in August. Other 5G models on the best-selling phones list include Samsung Galaxy A51 5G (9th place) and OnePlus 8 5G (14th place). DNA offers 5G phones in almost all price ranges.
*) Source: Tefficient report H1/2020. Tefficient is an international analysis, benchmarking and consultancy company in the telecommunications sector, with reports available for download at https://tefficient.com/mobile-data-operators-1h-2020/
Further information for the media:
Jarkko Laari, Director, Radio Networks, DNA Plc, tel. +358 (0)44 044 4949, firstname.lastname@example.org
DNA Corporate Communications, tel. +358 (0)44 044 8000, email@example.com
More information about our 5G network: www.dna.fi/5G
About DNA Oyj
DNA is one of the leading telecommunications companies in Finland. We want to make our customers' daily lives less complicated. We offer connections, services and devices for homes and workplaces, contributing to the digitalisation of society. DNA's customers are continuously among the world mobile data usage leaders. We are Finland's largest cable TV operator. DNA has more than 4 million subscriptions in its fixed and mobile communications networks. The company was ranked the best employer in Finland in the large companies category of the 2019 Great Place to Work survey. In 2019, our net sales were EUR 942 million and we employ about 1,600 people around Finland. DNA is a part of Telenor Group, a leading telecommunications company across the Nordics. More information: www.dna.fi, Twitter @DNA_fi, Facebook @DNA.fi and LinkedIn @DNA-Oyj.
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