Sunday, October 12, 2014

eircom Picks Ericsson as Exclusive LTE Vendor

Irish operator eircom has awarded a five-year exclusive agreement under which Ericsson becomes the sole vendor for eircom’s radio access solutions for 4G LTE, as well as 3G and 2G mobile technologies across Ireland.

The deal includes multi-standard radio base station equipment from the Ericsson RBS 6000 base station family for macro and small cell networks, LTE RAN software and upgrades of existing 2G and 3G access network software. Ericsson will also provide support services for the equipment for the duration of the agreement.

Richard Moat, eircom Acting CEO, says, "This agreement supports eircom’s ambition to be at the forefront of the Irish mobile market. By selecting Ericsson, we now have a consistent technology supplier across our entire mobile network to help us seamlessly meet the growing customer demands and expectations for mobile data in the consumer, business and the emerging machine to machine segments.