Ericsson completes Vodafone network upgrades two months early

14 Jul 2009

Ericsson has completed a network modernisation programme aimed at improving performance for Indian mobile operator Vodafone Essar in what it claims is record time. The Swedish vendor announced that it replaced more than 10,500 GSM base stations in four of India’s ‘key zones’, including three large metro cities; Delhi, Mumbai and Calcutta. The project began in February 2008, and has been completed two months ahead of schedule; Ericsson said that at its peak rate the project saw it replace one base station every minute. In total the vendor delivered in excess of 16,000 base station cabinets and more than 250 base station controllers, and as part of the contract Ericsson also provided an expansion of the layered architecture circuit core including mobile packet backbone (MPBN) and microwave transmission equipment.

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