Ericsson has formed a strategic partnership with Icelandic operator Siminn through a contract to expand its W-CDMA/HSPA network into the 900MHz band. This is expected to enable Siminn to deliver enhanced mobile data services to remote areas across Iceland.
Under the two-year agreement, Ericsson will be the sole supplier of W-CDMA/HSPA radio access equipment and the GSM/W-CDMA common core network. Ericsson will also expand Siminn's GSM network, upgrade its software and deliver a range of professional services, including deployment and systems integration.
Ericsson informed that its W-CDMA/HSPA solution for the 900MHz band provides extended coverage because of improved radio-wave signal strength at lower frequencies, making it easier to provide mobile broadband services in rural areas as well as improved indoor coverage in urban areas.