Ericsson wins network expansion deal from Japan's Softbank

Ericsson signed a frame agreement with Japanese operator Softbank Mobile to expand and upgrade the Japanese carrier's network, a Reuters report said.

'With this contract, Ericsson will expand its business with Softbank by providing enhanced HSPA on new and existing base stations in the high traffic areas of Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka,' Ericsson said in a statement.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed, the Reuters report further said.