TeliaSonera inks LTE deal with Huawei for Norwegian ops

16 Jan 2009

Hot on the heels of its announcement of a contract for Long Term Evolution (LTE) services in Sweden with Ericsson, TeliaSonera has revealed that it has inked a similar deal with Chinese hardware vendor Huawei for its Norwegian operations. TeliaSonera has contracted Huawei to provide a commercial LTE network in Oslo, and the vendor will provide an end-to-end LTE solution, including base stations, core network and operating support system. Huawei will also provide services including network design, implementation, systems integration and support. TeliaSonera claims the new infrastructure will allow it to offer the fastest mobile broadband speeds in the country, with commercial launch expected in 2010. No financial details of the deal have been revealed.