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Ericsson has managed to win 4G expansion deal from Finnish operator, DNA and 5-year contract for multi-vendor managed services from Norwegian telecommunication company, Telenor on Monday.
The global telecommunication technology and services provider announced that it has signed a deal with DNA to supply nationwide LTE 800 MHz network and to improve existing 4G, 3G and 2G networks in Finland.
Ericsson is deploying the latest multi-standard RBS 6000 family of base stations and network management solutions.
As part of the deal, it will provide network rollout services such as installation, civil works, integration, commissioning and associated project management. In addition, it will also provide support for software and hardware, spare parts management services and initial tuning, said a release from the company.
The LTE network is expected to cover 80 percent of Finland’s population by the end of 2014 and will greatly enhance connectivity, particularly in sparsely populated parts of Finland. People living outside the main urban areas will also gain from improvements made in the existing 3G and 4G networks under the terms of the deal.
Meanwhile, in a separate statement Ericsson informed that it has been awarded a 5-year contract for multi-vendor managed services to support Telenor’s nationwide network rollout in Myanmar and will also deploy a combination of 2G and 3G equipment, future proof for upgrade requirements.
Late last year, Telenor also awarded Ericsson with a frame agreement to supply radio-access network (RAN) and associated services for a significant portion of Telenor’s network in the country.
Telenor’s network in Myanmar is expected to cover 90 percent of the country’s population of more than 60 million in five years.
It will be a multi-standard network comprising 2G and 3G to provide customers with both excellent voice quality and high-speed data connectivity. Ericsson’s multi-standard network solution will be used in the deployment, along with 2G and 3G equipment that can be upgraded for future requirements.
With the multi-standard network solution, Ericsson enables operators to minimize the costs of operating a RAN. The multi-standard network combines GSM/EDGE, WCDMA/HSPA, LTE, IP-based transport systems and its common Operations Support Systems in a fully optimized RAN.
This provides flexibility for the network to be tailored to the traffic profile in different parts of the country, and to integrate new spectrum bands as they become available.