Ericsson secures $1.3b mobile network deal in India

Ericsson received a $1.3 billion contract from India-based telecom company BSNL to supply mobile equipment and related services, an Associated Press report said.

The Associated Press report said Ericsson will expand and upgrade BSNL's existing GSM network and support its W-CDMA/HSPA, or mobile broadband, equipment.

The company said it will be responsible for providing a GSM and W-CDMA/HSPA radio access network, transmission equipment and a complete GSM/W-CDMA common core network, according to the report.

The report said Ericsson will also provide services including network design, deployment and systems integration.

Deliveries start in October, with the project's first phase targeted for completion in 12 months, the report further said.