Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Finland - an end to wireline rural services?

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.

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