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Ericsson to supply 3G network to Telcel in Mexico


Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has been selected by Telcel - Mexico’s leading operator and a subsidiary of América Móvil - to provide a 3G network, enabling the launch of high-speed mobile broadband in major cities, including Mexico City and Monterrey.

Under the agreement, Ericsson will supply a complete 3G network, including base stations, network controllers and extensive software functionality, to upgrade part of Telcel’s existing GSM/GPRS/EDGE network. The contract also covers a wide range of services such as deployment and integration, network design, tuning, optimization, consulting and support.

Ericsson’s solution will boost Telcel’s network capacity and enable the provision of high-speed mobile broadband based on HSPA. This will allow the operator to offer subscribers an array of high-speed mobile broadband services, such as internet, e-mailing, mobile payments, interactive games and video sharing.

Telcel stated that this rollout will cement its premier position in Mexico. By continuing their long-standing partnership with Ericsson, they are able to offer their customers an enhanced communications experience and pave the way for next-generation services.

Lars Linden, president of Ericsson Mexico, says: “This deal underlines Ericsson’s leading position in the mobile broadband market. We are proud to continue our relationship with Telcel and be a partner in the ongoing development of Mexico’s telecommunications sector.”


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