Ericsson has signed a frame agreement with Mobile TeleSystems to supply and deploy a 3G/HSPA network.
Under the agreement, Ericsson will deliver a turnkey solution including 3G/HSPA core and radio access network equipment, network management system hardware and software plus a range of professional services such as network deployment, systems integration, operation, technical support and training.
The commercial launch of 3G network segments is scheduled for second half of 2008. This move will enable Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) to offer its subscribers mobile broadband services together with multimedia services, such as mobile TV and video calls.
Ericsson’s HSPA (High-Speed Packet Access) provides fast data transmission speeds in uplink and downlink. Ericsson’s dual access packet core allows smooth and efficient introduction of high speed 3G/HSPA services through software upgrade of the existing GSM core hardware.
Bjorn Eisner, vice president of Ericsson Eastern Europe and Central Asia, said: We are delighted to continue our longstanding relationship with MTS and become the supplier for their next-generation mobile network in this dynamic and rapidly growing market.