Monday, April 26, 2010

Canada's Mobilicity Outsources 3G Management to Ericsson

Ericsson announced a five-year managed network operations contract with Mobilicity (formerly Data & Audio Visual Enterprises Wireless -- (DAVE Wireless), a new carrier that will soon be entering the Canadian market. Mobilicity holds licenses which cover more than half of Canada's population in 10 of the 13 largest markets including Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa.

Mobilicity previously selected Ericsson to design and build its 3G network. Ericsson will be responsible for front-and-back-office operations as well as field maintenance in Mobilicity's network. The Mobilicity 3G network will be handled by Ericsson's managed services organization which will provide operational competence and expertise right from market launch.