Ericsson wins 3G contract from Vodafone Czech Republic

Ericsson has received an order from Vodafone Czech Republic, part of the Vodafone Group, to build a 3G transmission and core network in the Czech Republic, a Dow Jones report said.

The report said Ericsson expected the core network to be completed by the end of June.

The new 3G network would enable Vodafone Czech Republic to introduce a range of new multimedia services, Ericsson, quoted by Dow Jones, said.

Ericsson's Mobile Softswitch would bring about these services cost-efficiently and in a shorter time, the company said.

In addition, by implementing Mobile Softswitch into its network, Vodafone Czech Republic would be taking the first step to an all-IP network, Ericsson said.