Norway gets third mobile broadband network
· One of the largest contracts in the Nordics
· Operator Mobile Norway chose Ericsson as sole supplier
· Ericsson gaining market share in the Nordics
The new operator Mobile Norway aims to provide 75% of the population with one of the world’s most effective and modern 3G networks. More than 4.8 million people live in Norway, which covers more area than Germany.
Mikael Bäckström, President of Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) Baltic and Nordics, says: “Norwegians will now get access to advanced mobile broadband services. Quality of life and work efficiency will increase with this service.”
Mobile Norway is owned jointly by Network Norway and Tele2.
Arild Hustad, CEO, Network Norway, says: “It has been a tough selection process since the choice of system and equipment partner is crucial to meet the expectations we have for this network. For this reason, Ericsson was the clear partner of choice, since they met all of our terms of quality, functionality and implementation capability.”
Haakon Dyrnes, CEO, Tele2 says: “Everything is ready for an extensive roll-out of the third mobile network with nation wide coverage which will improve competition and extend the consumer’s choice.”
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