|Ericsson wins WCDMA/HSPA expansion contract with Sunrise in Switzerland|
|Friday, 16 May 2008|
Ericsson has signed an agreement with the Swiss operator Sunrise Communications (Sunrise) to expand its WCDMA/HSPA network. The deal will bring high-speed mobile broadband coverage to Sunrise subscribers in a number of cities across Switzerland.Under the three-year agreement, Ericsson will be the key supplier of radio access network equipment to expand the existing WCDMA/HSPA network of Sunrise. The expansion will increase network capacity and speed and allow Sunrise to extend its mobile broadband offering across the country.
Ericsson will also provide services including support, spare parts management and training. Network deployment and integration has already started. The contract builds on earlier Ericsson deals that saw the introduction of HSPA across key Swiss cities in 2006-2007.
Henning Dickow, Chief Technical Officer at Sunrise, says: "This deal reflects our strong partnership with Ericsson. This network expansion will allow existing and new customers to enjoy the fastest mobile broadband speeds available and reaffirms our position as a leading provider of cutting-edge services."
Stefan Koetz, Head of Ericsson Switzerland, says: "We are pleased to continue our partnership with Sunrise. This expansion contract reinforces Ericsson's technology leadership and will help Sunrise tap into new regions across Switzerland, meeting growing customer demands for the latest mobile broadband services."
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