Ericsson has been chosen as supplier of a full commercial EDGE system for Norwegian mobile operator Telenor Mobil. The upgrade of their existing GSM/GPRS Ericsson network in Norway will enable launch of new consumer and enterprise services. The agreement also includes deliveries to the world's most northern mobile network at Svalbard.
Under the agreement, Ericsson will provide a complete EDGE network
infrastructure, delivering fast, packet-based mobile Internet access.
EDGE, an enhancement of GPRS, can handle three times the data volume of GPRS in existing spectrum bands.
"We are proud that Telenor Mobil, a strong long-term business partner
for Ericsson, is implementing the latest Ericsson EDGE system into
their future-proof mobile network," said Aksel Aanensen, Vice
President Sales and Marketing, Ericsson Norway. "With their
EDGE-upgraded mobile network, Telenor Mobil can offer new and
competitive high-speed data communications services to their
Deliveries have started and the network upgrade will serve
approximately 2 million subscribers in Norway.
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