Ericsson scores in Scandinavia with services

TDC, Denmark's largest mobile operator, has signed a services contract with Ericsson which is said to be the most wide-ranging seen in the Nordic region. The deal, rumoured to be worth over US$600 million during its seven-year life, will call for Ericsson to manage, develop and modernise TDC's entire mobile network.

According to Ericsson, it will initially replace TDC's existing radio equipment, including more than 1000 base stations, to implement a single-vendor network. This will include the provision of GSM/WCDMA radio access nodes and common core network equipment, and a wide range of services to support network expansions, including HSPA upgrades.

As part of the agreement, about 220 TDC employees will be transferred to Ericsson.

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