Ericsson to supply Softbank’s base stations

8 Nov 2010

Ericsson of Sweden has been selected to provide its latest radio base station solution, RBS 6000, to Japanese mobile operator Softbank Mobile. No financial details have been disclosed, but it is understood Softbank will use an Ericsson-supplied platform to upgrade its high speed packet access (HSPA) radio access network. Deployment on the upgrade has already started and is slated to be ‘largely completed’ by the end of March 2011, covering Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka – equivalent to around 50% of the population.

Japan, Ericsson, SoftBank Corp