Tuesday, January 11, 2011

TeliaSonera Picks Huawei for GSM/HSPA+/LTE in Southern Norway

TeliaSonera has selected Huawei to expand and upgrade its GSM/HSPA+/LTE network throughout southern Norway, including an expansion of the existing 4G/LTE network in Oslo, Bergen and Stavanger. TeliaSonera will implement Huawei's SingleRAN@Broad solution, which supports theoretical top downlink speeds of 150 Mbps. In addition, the 42 Mbps HSPA+ network will be deployed and prepared for 84 Mbps HSPA+. The project will start immediately and be finalized by the end of 2012. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Huawei noted its SingleRAN@Broad solution enables TeliaSonera to converge 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE into a single network, simplifying structure, reducing costs and human resource requirements, realizing exceptional improvements in O&M efficiency. A new feature within Huawei's SingleRAN@Broad solution is the 5-band and 3-mode technology supporting 5 frequency bands and 3 standards in one cabinet.

"We are building a new world class mobile network in Norway with 2G, 3G and 4G access to offer our customers an enormous coverage and speed improvement. We have selected Huawei to deliver the southern part of the Norwegian network based on their high quality technology and competitive total solution," said Claes Nycander, CTO and SVP of Mobility Services at TeliaSonera.

  • Earlier this week, Ericsson confirmed that it had been selected by TeliaSonera for a network upgrade project in northern Norway. Under a 3-year contract, Ericsson will help modernize and expand the northern part of TeliaSonera's Norwegian network and roll-out 4G/LTE in the same region. Ericsson will, as part of the modernization process, replace the existing 2G and 3G radio base stations with its multi-standard RBS 6000. The contract also includes Ericsson's microwave technology MINI-LINK.

  • On 14-December-2009, TeliaSonera became the first network operator to launch commercial LTE service with a network debut in Stockholm, Sweden and Oslo, Norway. With this launch, Ericsson was the exclusive supplier for the common 4G/LTE core network and the radio networks was to be supplied by Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks. Huawei was picked to supply some equipment in Oslo.

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