TeliaSonera to end fixed-line services in rural areas
TeliaSonera Finland is substituting fixed-line services with wireless services in sparsely-populated areas.
Starting 15 February 2009, TeliaSonera will provide wireless voice services in rural areas. The company says it will terminate fixed-network services on 1 October 2010 at the earliest.
TeliaSonera says that rural customers will still be able to use their current fixed-line telephones and many auxiliary devices wirelessly after it terminates fixed-line services by using a GSM adapter.