T-Mobile Austria contracts Huawei as part of EUR500m LTE plan

29 Dec 2010

T-Mobile Austria has contracted Chinese vendor Huawei Technologies to roll out its Long Term Evolution (LTE) network and upgrade its GSM network. The contract runs until 2016 and includes LTE deployment in Vienna and state capitals, according to Telecompaper. As reported by CommsUpdate, in October 2010 T-Mobile Austria’s LTE network went live in the city of Innsbruck, and it revealed plans to expand 4G coverage to all state capitals, investing up to EUR500 million (USD692.3 million) until 2014. By the end of 2013 a quarter of Austria’s population should be covered by the LTE network, whilst T-Mobile’s GSM/EDGE network will receive upgrades resulting in an energy usage reduction of up to 40%.