Setting records in the mobile network
Elisa’s customers used a huge volume of data: the record was broken in August when mobile data customers used on average more than 13 GB.
Several records were broken in the mobile network in 2016. Elisa's customers used huge volume of data and the wolume grew to more than 15 GB per month by November.
Elisa’s investments in its networks were also reflected in the research results. In October, European Communications Engineering Ltd (ECE) studied the speed of 4G networks in 35 cities and municipalities. The results showed that Elisa’s 4G network is the fastest in Finland.
In addition to expanding its current networks and increasing their capacity, Elisa actively studies and tests new technologies. In August, Elisa was the first operator in Finland to test 5G when a VR game was played via the 5G network in Helsinki.
Elisa also achieved a world record in the autumn: a speed of 1.9 Gbit/s was reached in a 4G test network. The exceptional speed was also noticed globally, and the BBC, among others, published a news story about the world record.
Technology tests are a step towards the 5G network and also an excellent indication of all the opportunities the 4G network still has to offer. The speeds that the 4G network offers are continuously increasing and, probably in the next few years, we will even be able to offer mobile data connections of several gigabits per second to our customers.