Tele2 selects Ericsson for mobile backhaul network expansion
* Global frame agreement commenced December 2012
* Tele2Â to use Ericsson MINI-LINK microwave radio solutions across its
* Professional support services and training will also be provided
Tele2 has signed a frame agreement with Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), commencing
December 2012, for the expansion and upgrade of its mobile backhaul network
Ericsson will provide Tele2 with its industry-leading MINI-LINK series of
microwave radio solutions as well as professional support services and training.
Robert Puskaric, President of Region Northern Europe and Central Asia at
Ericsson, says: "We have supplied MINI-LINK microwave products to Tele2 for
several years and are pleased to be able to continue to support Tele2's
expansion. Ericsson's MINI-LINK microwave product range will provide Tele2 with
a future-proof solution that supports both older technologies, such as GSM and
3G, and large volumes of IP data traffic in next-generation LTE networks."
The widespread use of mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, has led
to a dramatic increase in mobile network traffic.
One of the key features of Ericsson's MINI-LINK family of products is
flexibility; they can be used both to create all-IP networks and in networks
that are evolving from TDM to packet technology. The hybrid MINI-LINK TN and
MINI-LINK CN can transport native Ethernet and native PDH (plesiochronous
digital hierarchy) data over the same hop, which gives cost-effective migration
from TDM to packet technology.
Ericsson is the microwave equipment market leader, having delivered more than
2.8 million microwave systems to more than 600 customers - including operators,
governmental bodies and agencies - in more than 160 countries worldwide.
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