Tele2 Norway has awarded a contract to Ericsson to upgrade and expand Tele2’s existing 2G and 3G networks in Norway, becoming the main vendor for the radio access solutions for all standards.
The deal includes multi-standard radio base station equipment from the Ericsson RBS 6000 family, LTE RAN software, upgrade of existing 2G and 3G access network software and upgrade of core solutions. Services will also be a key part of the upgrade.
Robert Puskaric, President of Region Northern Europe and Central Asia, Ericsson says: “We started a strategic partnership with Tele2 in Norway in 2008 and this development is an important milestone. Ericsson will now become the main nationwide network partner for 2G and 3G expansion, as well as build-out of 4G.”
Financial and timeline details of the contract were not disclosed.
The Norwegian government is planning to hold its 4G radio spectrum auction in December 2013.