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Availability of high-speed data to improve at Finnish-Russian border

Availability of high-speed data to improve at Finnish-Russian border

News article 15.06.2011 14.46 fi en

Finland and Russia have agreed on how to coordinate the use of the 900 frequency band in mobile communications. As a result, third generation mobile networks operating in the 900 band can be constructed near the border, too, which will improve the availability of high-speed data connections in these areas.

Agreement on the matter was reached at a meeting of the Finnish-Russian working group on communications and information technology, held in Helsinki on 14 June.

The Finnish delegation to the meeting was led by Permanent Secretary Harri Pursiainen and the Russian delegation by Naum Marder, Deputy Minister from the Russian Ministry of Communications and Mass Media.

The working group's next meeting will be held in early 2012.