Ericsson has been selected by Telcel, Mexico's leading mobile operator and a subsidiary of AmÃ©rica MÃ³vil, to provide microwave-transmission links for high-speed mobile broadband.
The agreement is the largest microwave deal in Latin America so far. Ericsson will provide Telcel with microwave-transmission links for 2G and 3G/HSPA based on the Ericsson MINI-LINK TN solution. This is a turnkey project in which Ericsson will provide full customer, equipment and field support.
Mobile penetration in Mexico is growing at a yearly rate of about 22% and reached an estimated 64% in 2007.
This rapid growth has prompted Mexican mobile operators since 2003 to upgrade their networks to offer high-capacity and high-speed data services. Ericsson's microwave solution will boost the transmission capacity of Telcel's 2G and 3G networks, enabling the provision of high-speed mobile broadband based on HSPA.