Ericsson secures HSPA deal in Hong Kong

Mobile and broadband communications company Ericsson announced on that the company has been selected by SmarTone-Vodafone in Hong Kong as the sole supplier for network improvements, a Telecomworldwire report said.

The upgrades should give SmarTone-Vodafone's mobile customers a greater variety of advanced mobile broadband and multimedia services.

Under the terms of the three-year agreement, Ericsson will be the sole supplier of a HSPA-enabled radio access network, including Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS), for mobile TV broadcasts.

Ericsson will also provide a fully IP-based core network, including IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), Ericsson's Mobile Softswitch Solution and Redback's SmartEdge routers.

The company will also be responsible for a range of professional services, such asnetwork design, systems integration, spare parts management and support services, as well as network deployment and integration.

Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.