Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Telefónica O2 UK Picks Ericsson as Northern Vendor

Telefónica O2 UK has selected Ericsson to perform a substantial network modernization in the north of the UK. The partnership will deliver greater coverage, voice and data capacity for O2 customers via a new generation network, specifically designed to handle significant growth in smartphones and smartphone applications. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Ericsson will deploy its multi-standard base stations and be the sole supplier of the core network infrastructure. The deployment includes blade-based Mobile Softswitches. The modernized network will initially be used to provide 3G capability and support HSPA download speeds up to 42Mbps and is fully prepared for LTE introduction and other future developments.

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