Friday, July 5, 2013

Estonia's EMT Picks Ericsson for 800 MHz LTE

EMT, a mobile operator in Estonia that is part of the TeliaSonera group, has rolled out LTE using a new 800 MHz license, nearly doubling the geographic footprint of its 4G network, which now covers 95% of the country.  Ericsson delivered the 800MHz LTE network as a turnkey project in only two weeks.

Valdo Kalm, CEO at EMT, says: "Now, 95 percent of Estonia is geographically covered by our LTE network, which is very good news for our subscribers. Over 30 percent of our mobile-broadband subscribers have already opted for an LTE plan, and now we’re bringing that option to people in the other half of the country. Together with Ericsson, we were the first to launch LTE in Estonia in 2010. Our close relationship with Ericsson made it possible to roll out the new bandwidth quickly, so our customers could start enjoying LTE services throughout the nation."

Ericsson provided the supply of radio network equipment, the upgrade and expansion of Packet Core to Evolved Packet Core, rollout, integration and deployment services.  Financial terms were not disclosed.