Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Ericsson to Supply 84Mbps HSPA for 3 Scandinavia

Ericsson was selected to upgrade 3 Scandinavia's HSPA network from peak downlink speeds of 21 Mbps to peak downlink speeds of 84 Mbps. To greatly improve coverage, the upgrade will be complemented by a new 900MHz 3G network. The rollout will occur across Denmark and in four cities in Sweden.

The three-year contract between Ericsson and 3 includes the HSPA Evolution capacity upgrade of its existing 3G network, via 42Mbps, to 84Mbps plus a new WCDMA/HSPA radio access network on the 900MHz frequency band. In addition, Ericsson is providing IP-based optical and microwave backhaul, and support services. Rollout will start in the first quarter of 2010. Financial terms were not disclosed.