Tusass

Tusass A/S
TypeState-owned
Industry
Founded1879; 144 years ago (1879)
1997; 26 years ago (1997) (as TELE Greenland A/S)
2021; 2 years ago (2021) (rebranded as Tusass A/S)
Headquarters
Nuuk
,
Greenland
Area served
Greenland
Products
Websitewww.tusass.gl/en/

Tusass A/S, doing business as Tusass (formerly Greenland Technical Organization and Tele-Post), is a Greenlandic postal and telecommunications company dating back to 1879. Tusass is the largest telecommunications company in Greenland. The company's headquarters are located in Nuuk.

The company is divided into three business areas: Postal service (Mail), Commercial and Technology and IT.

Tusass manages the top-level domain for Greenland .gl,[1] and owns the sea cable Greenland Connect.

History

TELE Greenland A/S was created in 1997, by the merging of TELE Greenland and Kalaallit Allakkeriviat (Greenland Postal Service). After the merger, Kalaallit Allakkeriviat became a business unit and was renamed as POST Greenland. The common designation "TELE-POST" for both business came into being. TELE Greenland A/S was rebranded as Tusass in 2021. Tusass is Greenlandic slang for "talk to you later".

A red postbox with old Post Greenland branding by the entrance to the Uummannaq Heliport

Services

Mobile

Back in 2009, TELE Greenland had partnered with Nokia Siemens Networks to build a complete 3G network.[2]

TELE Greenland announced in July 2013 a partnership with Nokia Siemens Networks to build a 4G network in Nuuk.[3] The service launched 1 December 2013.[4] Sisimiut was the second town to get 4G, it was launched on 28 March 2014.[5] Later in 2014 the 4G network launched in Ilulissat, Kangerlussuaq[6] and Qaqortoq.[7] The 4G network was expanded to Maniitsoq in February 2015,[8] and to Aasiaat in June the same year.[9]

In November 2017 TELE-POST announced a partnership with Ericsson to modernise the entire mobile network in Greenland, as part of Tele Greenland's "Mobile First" strategy of bringing 4G high-speed internet to every city, town and settlement in Greenland.[10]

In December 2019 it was announced that Tusass had chosen Ericsson to build a 5G network in Greenland.[11] 5G Non-Standalone (NSA) Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) trial started in three cities in October 2022.[12]

Internet

Tusass provides internet connections to towns and settlements using three different technologies: underwater sea cable (zone 1), radio chains (zone 2), and via satellite (zone 3).[13]

Places in zone 1 are landing points for the Greenland Connect and Greenland Connect North submarine cables. In 2016 it was decided to deploy an extension to the Greenland Connect cable, called Greenland Connect North - as well as upgrading the existing cable.[14] Products based on these upgrades launched on 11 December 2017, and introduced 30 Mbit/s as the top speed.[15]

Tusass operates several radio chains. The main chain is approx. 1500 km long and consists of 48 radio chain stations. The radio chain is connected to the Greenland Connect and Connect North cables. The radio chain provides telephony, internet, radio and television.

In 2016 it was announced the radio chain would be upgraded and expanded, enabling faster internet speeds as well as moving several towns and settlements from zone 3 to zone 2.[16] This work is expected to be completed in 2018.[17]

Several remote locations are only connected via satellites. In September 2017 Tele-Post switched from Intelsat 903 to Intelsat 35e in several locations.[18]

Current internet tiers

As of June 2020:[19][20]

Sea cable and radio chain
Download speed Upload speed Included data
5 Mbit/s 1 Mbit/s Unlimited
10 Mbit/s 2 Mbit/s Unlimited
30 Mbit/s 5 Mbit/s Unlimited
80 Mbit/s 20 Mbit/s Unlimited
Zone 3 - Satellite
Download speed Upload speed Included data
2 Mbit/s 0.2 Mbit/s 9 GB
4 Mbit/s 0.7 Mbit/s 20 GB

References

  1. ^ Internet Top Level Domain for Greenland .gl
  2. ^ "Mobilt bredbånd – 3G til på vej til Nuuk". Sermitsiaq. 27 August 2009. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Tele klar med 4G i Nuuk inden årsskiftet". Sermitsiaq. 12 July 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Endelig: 4G kommer til Nuuk". Sermitsiaq. 27 November 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  5. ^ "4G kommer til Sisimiut". Sermitsiaq. 24 March 2014. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Landets hurtigste internet rykker mod nord". 12 November 2014. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Grønlands hurtigste internet kommer nu til…". Sermitsiaq. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Flere mobilkunder får hurtigere internet". Sermitsiaq. 5 February 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  9. ^ "4G kommer til Aasiaat". Sermitsiaq. 19 June 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Mobilnetværket skal gennem større moderniseringsproces". Sermitsiaq. 3 November 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  11. ^ "Greenland chooses Ericsson over Huawei for 5G rollout". Yahoo Finance. Retrieved 9 January 2022.
  12. ^ "Tusass launches 5G trials in three cities". TeleGeography. 2022-10-04. Retrieved 2022-10-06.
  13. ^ "Det nye zonekoncept". Tele-Post. Retrieved 5 November 2017.
  14. ^ "Søkabel forlænges mod nord". 15 April 2016. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  15. ^ "Hurtigere internet til 80% af landet". TELE-POST. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  16. ^ "Tele vil kickstarte landet med internet-motorvej". KNR. 15 April 2016. Retrieved 5 November 2017.
  17. ^ "Stærkere radiokæde". Tele-Post. Retrieved 5 November 2017.
  18. ^ "Tele Greenland switches to Intelsat 35e". telecompaper. 4 September 2017. Retrieved 5 November 2017.
  19. ^ "Internet". Tele-Post. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  20. ^ "Tusass". Tusass. Retrieved 31 May 2020.

External links

  • Tusass homepage
  • Tusass site for stamp collecting
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