The Norwegian telecoms giant Telenor has introduced Scandinavia’s largest 5G pilot to selected customers in Elverum municipality, about 80 miles north of the capital city Oslo.
The pilot in Elverum is Telenor’s most detailed 5G project to date. To test it out on mobile phones, broadband, smart TVs and smart home solutions more than 50 customers across the municipality will be able to connect to the 5G network. With this introduction, Telenor Norway becomes the country’s first mobile operator to integrate 5G into its mobile network.
Sigve Brekke, Telenor Group President, and CEO participated in Norway’s first live 5G video call at the launch. He said that connectivity is necessary to modern societies and that 5G will create new experiences
5G is more than just faster streaming for movies and video calls. Such is the betterment to speed and latency, remotely-controlled medical procedures could soon become the norm. Telenor is partnering with Oslo University Hospital to trial such technology for ultrasounds, but the possibilities are endless.
5G makes it possible to send expertise to where it is required, quickly and without delay. The new network opens up the possibility for everyone to access expert help wherever they are in the country.
Telenor is doing everything it can to remain relevant on the world stage. The company is running further pilots across Norway and also in Denmark through collaboration with Nokia. In Malaysia, Telenor’s Digi has opened a 5G lab intended to be a collaborative space for companies, universities, and developers to test use-cases for 5G.