|Ericsson wins mobile broadband expansion and radio transmission contract with the E-Plus Group in Germany|
|Wednesday, 05 March 2008|
Ericsson has been selected by German mobile operator E-Plus to expand and upgrade its WCDMA network. The deal also includes the expansion and enhancement of the E-Plus microwave transmission network and will allow subscribers to enjoy best-quality mobile data services in most parts of Germany.Under the three-year agreement, Ericsson will upgrade E-Plus' existing Ericsson WCDMA base stations and add new 3G base stations to increase network coverage and capacity. Ericsson will also supply microwave transmission solutions, including MINI-LINK TN, to support capacity growth for the transmission network. Ericsson will also provide network technology consulting services.
Ericsson's microwave transmission solutions shift voice and data traffic from the radio access to the core network, enhancing the capacity of the mobile network backbone to cope with increased traffic in the radio network.
Carsten Ahrens, President of Ericsson Germany, says: "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."
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