Ericsson has signed a four-year contract with T-Mobile Macedonia,
part of Deutsche Telekom-owned Magyar Telekom, to upgrade the
operator’s network to HSPA and modernise the existing packet-core
network. The move will enable T-Mobile Macedonia to offer its customers
enhanced mobile broadband services, including mobile internet, video
calls and other advanced multimedia services.
T-Mobile Macedonia, the leading operator in Macedonia, is introducing
high-speed mobile broadband services to its 1.3 million subscribers
with the help of WCDMA/HSPA technology from Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC). The
companies have signed a four-year contract for a nationwide
HSPA-enabled network and modernization of the packet-core network.
Under the agreement, Ericsson will be sole supplier of a complete
WCDMA/HSPA network, including radio access network and modernization of
the existing packet-core network. The deployment of the WCDMA/HSPA
radio access network and the transformation of the packet-core network
will provide the network capacity and functionality needed to handle
the uptake of mobile broadband and ensure cost-effective and reliable
Ericsson will plan, design and deploy the radio access network,
and design, adapt and integrate the packet-core network. The contract
also covers support and competence development services. Delivery has
Ericsson's High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) solution increases
data speeds by making significant enhancements to both the uplink and
the downlink. The advanced technology boosts network capacity and cuts
response times for interactive services, increasing the performance of
mobile broadband. This will enable T-Mobile Macedonia to offer its
customers the latest high-speed mobile broadband services including
mobile internet, video calls and other advanced multimedia services.
Michael Lawrence, Chief Executive Officer of T-Mobile Macedonia, says:
"Ericsson's HSPA solution will enable us to launch mobile broadband
services quickly and with high quality and performance. Partnering with
Ericsson means we can offer our customers a superior communications
experience and strengthen T-Mobile Macedonia's position as a leading
3G-network operator and service provider."
Gábor Éry, President of Ericsson Hungary, says: "We are proud to
continue our long-running partnership with T-Mobile Macedonia and bring
our mobile broadband solution to the country. Ericsson's WCDMA/HSPA
solution will bring faster mobile broadband to Macedonian consumers and
help T-Mobile Macedonia meet user demand for advanced internet services
anywhere at any time."