Ericsson made a good start to the week by announcing two network deals on Monday--one in Europe and one in Africa.
The Stockholm-based telecoms equipment manufacturer first revealed it has won a five-year global framework agreement with Norway-based Telenor Group to provide radio hardware and professional services. The deal covers the rollout of 2G, 3G and LTE technologies, installation, operational support, hardware and software support, and maintenance. Ericsson said it will supply its multi-standard RBS6000 family of base stations as part of this agreement.
"LTE will be one of the major investment areas for us in the coming years. Given our long-standing and solid relationship with Ericsson, this agreement will enable us to deliver a high quality customer experience and secure the most efficient networks possible for Telenor's Business Units," said Hilde Tonne, EVP and head of group industrial development at Telenor.
Tonne noted that the two companies are already co-operating on radio projects in Myanmar, Thailand and India, where Telenor also operates mobile businesses.
Meanwhile Algeria Telecom picked Ericsson to help it upgrade its broadband aggregation network. Under the terms of the agreement, Ericsson will consolidate the existing network functions in order to provide a simpler and more scalable network.
The operator said it should then be a position to offer additional services such as IPTV and video on demand.
- see this Ericsson release on Telenor
- see this Ericsson release on Algeria Telecom
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