Bouygues selects Ericsson for 2G, 3G and 4G equipment

8 Feb 2012

The French cellular operator Bouygues Telecom has awarded the Swedish equipment vendor Ericsson a contract covering a range of wireless technologies. As well as carrying out a network transformation project to improve performance on Bouygues’ existing 2G and 3G infrastructure, Ericsson will also be supplying 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) equipment. The multi-year project, which covers the Ile de France, Centre-Alpes and Mediterranee regions of France, has already begun and will be based on Ericsson RBS 6000 multi-standard radio access equipment. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, Bouygues is the third largest of France’s four mobile network operators, with 11.2 million subscribers and a 19.2% market share at the end of September 2011.

France, Bouygues Telecom, Ericsson