Ericsson wins new 3G supply deal in Germany

Ericsson has been selected by German mobile operator E-Plus to expand and upgrade its 3G network, an Associated Press report said.

The deal also includes the expansion and upgrading of the E-Plus microwave transmission network and will allow subscribers to enjoy better quality mobile data services in most parts of Germany.

Under the three-year agreement, Ericsson will add new 3G base stations to increase network coverage and capacity and will provide network technology consulting services.

The Associated Press report quoted Carsten Ahrens, President of Ericsson Germany, saying, 'We are proud to support E-Plus' strategic initiative with the supply of our advanced 3G and microwave transmission technology. Our leading mobile broadband solutions will allow the E-Plus Group to introduce innovative mobile internet and multimedia services cost-effectively and quickly.'