Ericsson wins network deal from SingTel

Singapore Telecommunications announced that it is investing €103 million (S$220 million) in its 2G and 3G mobile network expansion and upgrade programme and has awarded the contract to Ericsson.

SingTel's 2.57 million mobile customers already enjoy 2G and 3G mobile network service and coverage island-wide, indoors and outdoors.

Ericsson will deliver a complete, IP-based radio and core mobile network, designed to carry large volumes of traffic.

'This mobile network enhancement programme is part of SingTel's ongoing efforts to deliver unparalleled, reliable mobile service and coverage to our customers,' Mark Chong Chin Kok, SingTel's EVP of networks, said.

The executive also said the deal provides SingTel with the flexibility to meet future growth in both usage and demands especially for mobile data.