Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Mexico's Telcel Selects Ericsson for 3G Network

Ericsson will supply a complete 3G network, including base stations, network controllers and extensive software functionality, to upgrade part of Telcel's existing GSM/GPRS/EDGE network in Mexico. The contract also covers a wide range of services such as deployment and integration, network design, tuning, optimization, consulting and support. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Telcel , which is a subsidiary of América Móvil, uses both the 800 megahertz and 1900 megahertz radio spectrum bands to offer TDMA, GSM/GPRS/EDGE and UMTS/HSPA services. As of December 31, 2007, Telcel had approximately 50 million cellular subscribers.