Tele2 selects Ericsson for mobile backhaul network expansion

Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:40am EST

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  STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, Feb 12 (Marketwire) -- 

* 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

    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


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