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TeliaSonera modernizing and expanding network in Norway


* Ericsson new supplier of GSM/EDGE and WCDMA/HSPA for TeliaSonera in Norway
* 4G/LTE expansion
* Delivery of Ericsson’s multi-standard radio base station RBS 6000
* Norwegian mobile consumers to experience enhanced coverage and speed for voice and data services

TeliaSonera, owner of Norway’s second largest mobile operator, is modernizing and expanding its network for improved coverage and speed. Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) is entering a 3-year contract to modernize and expand the northern part of TeliaSonera’s Norwegian network and to roll-out 4G/LTE in the same region. Ericsson will, as part of the modernization process, replace the existing 2G and 3G radio base stations with its multi-standard RBS 6000 developed for GSM/EDGE, WCDMA/HSPA Evolution and LTE.

The contract expands Ericsson’s engagement with TeliaSonera in Norway, which until now has been a customer within 4G/LTE. Ericsson will deliver the multi-standard radio base station RBS 6000 and related services including network roll-out, implementation and support. The contract also includes Ericsson’s microwave technology MINI-LINK.

Claes Nycander, CTO and SVP of Mobility Services at TeliaSonera, says: “We are building a new world class mobile network in Norway with 2G, 3G and 4G access to offer our customers an enormous coverage and speed improvement. We have selected Ericsson to deliver the northern part of the Norwegian network based on their high quality technology and competitive total solution.”

Robert Puskaric, Head of Region Northern Europe Central Asia, Ericsson, says: “It’s exciting to see that TeliaSonera continues to build out 4G/LTE in Norway and that they are modernizing and expanding their 2G and 3G network. There is a massive growth in data traffic and modernization is needed to continue to offer the best experience as new services are introduced to the consumers. We are glad to be part of that journey and proud that we are now also TeliaSonera’s vendor within 2G and 3G in Norway.”


Ericsson is the world’s leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators. Ericsson is the leader in 2G, 3G and 4G mobile technologies, and provides support for networks with over 2 billion subscribers and has the leading position in managed services. The company’s portfolio comprises mobile and fixed network infrastructure, telecom services, software, broadband and multimedia solutions for operators, enterprises and the media industry. The Sony Ericsson and ST-Ericsson joint ventures provide consumers with feature-rich personal mobile devices.

Ericsson is advancing its vision of being the “prime driver in an all-communicating world” through innovation, technology, and sustainable business solutions. Working in 175 countries, more than 80,000 employees generated revenue of SEK 206.5 billion (USD 27.1 billion) in 2009. Founded in 1876 with the headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm and NASDAQ New York.


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