Ericsson reveals MBNL project has been completed

15 Nov 2010

Swedish vendor Ericsson has announced that it has completed the consolidation of more than 12,000 3G base stations for UK-based Mobile Broadband Network Ltd (MBNL), the joint venture originally formed between mobile network operators T-Mobile UK and Hutchison 3G UK (H3G UK). The vendor noted that having finished the project all 3G sites, transmitters, base station equipment and backhaul connected to the operators’ core networks are now fully configured for high speed mobile broadband access. Further, with some 5,000 cell sites having been switched off under the programme, 2,000 of which have already been fully decommissioned, both cellco’s are expected to make significant savings. Commenting on the completion of the project, managing director of MBNL Graham Payne noted: ‘This was an exciting, challenging and ultimately hugely rewarding project for the team at MBNL. My thanks to all who have worked so hard to deliver this fantastic network, special thanks go to our key partners who are rightly proud of their roles in this project.’

United Kingdom, Ericsson, Hutchison 3G UK (Three UK), T-Mobile UK