Tele2 selects Ericsson for mobile backhaul network expansion

Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:30am EST

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*Global frame agreement commenced December 2012 
*Tele2  to use Ericsson MINI-LINK microwave radio solutions across its European operations  
*Professional support services and training will also be provided

Tele2 has signed a frame agreement with Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), commencing December 2012, for the
expansion and upgrade of its mobile backhaul network throughout Europe. 

Ericsson will provide Tele2 with its industry-leading MINI-LINK series of microwave radio
solutions as well as professional support services and training.

Robert Puskaric, President of Region Northern Europe and Central Asia at Ericsson, says: "We have
supplied MINI-LINK microwave products to Tele2 for several years and are pleased to be able to
continue to support Tele2's expansion. Ericsson's MINI-LINK microwave product range will provide
Tele2 with a future-proof solution that supports both older technologies, such as GSM and 3G, and
large volumes of IP data traffic in next-generation LTE networks."

The widespread use of mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, has led to a dramatic
increase in mobile network traffic. 

One of the key features of Ericsson's MINI-LINK family of products is flexibility; they can be
used both to create all-IP networks and in networks that are evolving from TDM to packet
technology. The hybrid MINI-LINK TN and MINI-LINK CN can transport native Ethernet and native PDH
(plesiochronous digital hierarchy) data over the same hop, which gives cost-effective migration
from TDM to packet technology. 

Ericsson is the microwave equipment market leader, having delivered more than 2.8 million
microwave systems to more than 600 customers - including operators, governmental bodies and
agencies - in more than 160 countries worldwide.

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