Yoigo calls on Ericsson for 3G network expansion; extends managed services deal with vendor

17 Feb 2011

Spanish mobile network operator Yoigo, which is a subsidiary of Sweden’s TeliaSonera, has announced that it has handed Ericsson a four-year contract under which the vendor will extend the cellco’s 3G HSPA mobile broadband network to increase coverage and speed to 21Mbps. The deal also includes an extension of a previous managed services contract between the two companies, with the agreement reportedly making Ericsson Yoigo’s sole vendor of the latest technology in the radio access and core network and its only managed services partner. Under the terms of the latest contract Ericsson said deliveries will include equipment including radio access, circuit switched core, packet switched core, expansion and upgrade of charging systems. Commenting on the development, Yoigo’s chief executive officer, Johan Andsjo, noted: ‘Our customer base has grown in a short amount of time; increasing 51% in 2010. By extending the existing managed services agreement with Ericsson, we guarantee that our customers maintain the high level of satisfaction that we have achieved.’

Spain, Ericsson, Xfera Moviles (Yoigo)