40th anniversary of the first 1G launch in the Nordics!

Ericsson and Telia celebrate 40 years of modern connectivity

As Ericsson and Telia reflect on the impact of the launch of their first-generation mobile network 40 years ago, it highlights just how far the telecommunications companies have come to still be at the forefront of 5G technology.

On October 1, 1981, Telia and Ericsson launched Europe’s first 1G mobile network — helping to kick off a technology wave which would change the world as we knew it. Forty years, and five billion-plus mobile users later, the two companies are still at the forefront of technology, heading 5G development. Telia just exceeded 5.5 million persons/users covered by its 5G networks in the Nordic and Baltics.