World-class IT Infrastructure
Stockholm was honored last year for its IT infrastructure. An important and satisfying recognition that has encouraged Stockholm to continue investing in an expansion of the world’s already biggest open metropolitan network. By 2012, all companies and rented housing will have access to fiber-optic networks.
Stockholm has 100 percent broadband coverage, both fixed and mobile. The city has the world’s biggest open metropolitan network with 1,200,000 km of fiber optic cable, which could wrap around the earth 30 times. 70 percent of companies in Stockholm already have a fiber-optic connection, and almost 100,000 households are connected to fiber optic networks. By 2012, all companies and rented housing will have access to a fiber-optic connection. This is one of the reasons why Stockholm was named ‘Intelligent Community of Year 2009’ by New York-based Intelligent Community Forum.
The metropolitan network is owned by Stockholm City through IT infrastructure company Stokab, which builds, maintains and leases network connections. Only unused optical fibers are leased, which means that end-customers can choose their own network service provider. The network is open to everyone on equal terms.
Mobile networks in Stockholm are built on two different 3G technologies (WCDMA and CDMA2000) and in 2009, the world’s first 4G network (LTE) was launched for Stockholm residents and companies. More 4G networks will open across Sweden during 2011.
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