Broadband network for Sweden

Tele1 Europe, Telia and Utfors have now begun the joint construction of a broadband network along the coast of northern Sweden, Norrland.

Tele1 Europe, Telia and Utfors have now begun the joint construction of a broadband network along the coast of northern Sweden, Norrland.

The long-distance network consists of a total of 1100 km of fibre-optic cable and stretches from Haparanda in the north to Norrtälje in the south. The entire project involves an investment of approximately SEK 300-600 million, a cost that is being shared by the three broadband players.

The first sod will be cut in about two week’s time, when excavations will begin at two locations simultaneously, Haparanda in the north and Norrtälje in the south. The coast of Norrland will then gradually be connected to the new technology with an anticipated completion around the turn of the year 2000/2001.