Ukkoverkot and Tre to Cooperate – High Performance Industrial Private LTE Networks Available in Sweden

Ukkoverkot is expanding its services to Sweden, where it is set to provide high-performance industrial Private LTE Network operations. The expansion is done in co-operation with Tre, utilizing its efficient LTE spectrum in Sweden.

The innovative Swedish challenger operator Tre and Ukkoverkot, the leading private LTE micronetwork operator, have signed a co-operation agreement regarding the local leasing of the 50 MHz of 2.6 GHz TDD frequency license (LTE band 38). Ukkoverkot is expanding its services to Sweden, among other countries, and will use this dedicated radio spectrum locally in Sweden for industrial private LTE network purposes.

Tomorrow’s connectivity will be built on private local LTE networks that function on their own radio frequency. Automation, robotics, machine learning and real-time remote monitoring boost cost efficiency and increase customer value. Private LTE networks constitute a cost-effective way to immediately leverage the opportunities provided by the 5G era.

Ukkoverkot delivers these high-performance and secure industrial private LTE networks for accelerated digitalization. The network infrastructure is tailored to the individual capacity, usability and coverage needs of industrial companies. Ukkoverkot currently provides digital connectivity solutions for enterprises and authorities in Finland, and the co-operation with Tre makes its offering also available in Sweden.

“This is a good example of how national operators can co-operate with specialized players in providing tailormade local mobile solutions to industries in the Swedish market. These are mobile solutions on which industry specific applications can be built. Building local LTE networks provides a much more efficient use of spectrum compared to allocating entire spectrum chunks nationwide.  We have great expectations on this co-operation with Ukkoverkot.” says Per Stigenberg, CTO of Tre.

The co-operation reflects Ukkoverkot’s growth strategy and further strengthens its leading position as a provider of private LTE networks.

“The Swedish market has significant potential for Private LTE, and Ukkoverkot is poised to duplicate the private LTE business concept which we have proven in Finland. We are happy to be able to offer secure high-performance connectivity solutions, demanded by our industrial customers and required by modern digitalization as a service, in wider areas for local and global pioneers. With this, we also strengthen our internationally strong partnerships with key actors in the telecom industry ecosystem,” says Mikko Uusitalo, CEO of Ukkoverkot.

About Tre

Hi3G Access AB is an innovative and advanced Swedish telecom operator offering mobile telephony and mobile broadband services under the brands Tre, 3 and hallon. The company operates in mobile telephony for both private and corporate customers and it has nationwide licenses in various radio spectrum ranges in Sweden.

About Ukkoverkot

Established in 2014, Ukkoverkot Oy provides tailor-made connections on land, sea and air to support digitalization of industrial and security operators. The customers include Konecranes, Sandvik, Finavia, Steveco, Port of Oulu, Port of Kokkola, VR Group (Finnish state railways) and the Finnish Defense Forces. Ukkoverkot operates its Finnish Private LTE networks in 2.6 GHz and 450 MHz frequencies. The 2.6 GHz frequency band enables also services based on 5G technology.

Additional information

Mikko Uusitalo, CEO, Ukkoverkot +358 (0)40 455 0480
Per Stigenberg, CTO, Tre +46 (0)73 533 7266
Tre media relations, +46 (0)73 533 7412