Elisa, the Finnish network operator, has activated the world's first commercial 3G WCDMA network operating at 900 MHz.
Nokia Siemens Networks said "Elisa is the first in the world to launch a commercial WCDMA 900 MHz network, improving the efficiency of its 3G network and bringing broadband mobile data services to its customers in wide and sparsely populated rural areas. With 900 MHz spectrum, the increase in WCDMA network coverage will be achieved in a cost and energy-efficient way using a reduced number of sites."
In its WCDMA/ HSPA venture Elisa has Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks as its network equipment supplier. The new service brings the advantages of mobile broadband data services to the masses at a lesser cost and greater energy efficiency.