While most of the world are still dreaming about 4G/LTE..
TeliaSonera opened their 4G/LTE (3.9G officially) in Sweden back in December 2009. By end of this year, it will be available in the 28 biggest cities (>=35,000 people) and during 2011 they'll add another 200 cities.
Theoretically it's up to 50-100 Mbit/s but it's more likely to feel like wireless ADSL2+, 20+ Mbit/s and rtt of 25-30 ms. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pVedfQaJso)
TeliaSonera sells the service for 94 NZD/month (499 SEK), 18 month contract and includes a Samsung 3G/LTE USB dongle.
This week both Telenor and Tele2 opened their LTE networks in the largest cities and the price war begin immediately.
Telenor is offering the service for 103 NZD/month (549 SEK), including a Huawei 3G/LTE USB dongle -- but they are offering the first 6 months free, bringing the monthly price down to 77 NZD with a 24 month contract. The third carrier, Tele2, is offering the LTE service for 56 NZD/month for the first 12 months, and 94 NZD/month thereafter with a 18 month contract (includes a Huawei dongle as well).
TeliaSonera continues to play with their better coverage but they need to get more aggressive with pricing.
Sweden is about twice the size and population of NZ. TeliaSonera is the incumbent equivalent of Telecom, Telenor Vodafone and Tele2 2degrees.
Meanwhile, http://www.v3.co.uk/v3/news/2269446/uk-lag-behind-lte-wireless ...