Tele2 Norway has inked an agreement with Swedish vendor Ericsson under which the latter will roll out a 4G network for the cellco. Under the terms of the deal between the two companies Ericsson will also upgrade and expand Tele2’s existing 2G and 3G networks, becoming the main vendor for the radio access solutions for all standards. Further, the deal is also said to include multi-standard radio base station equipment from the Ericsson RBS 6000 family, LTE RAN software, the upgrade of existing 2G and 3G access network software and the upgrade of core solutions.
Commenting on the deal, Robert Puskaric, Ericsson’s President of Northern Europe and Central Asia, Ericsson noted: ‘We started a strategic partnership with Tele2 in Norway in 2008 and this development is an important milestone. Ericsson will now become the main nationwide network partner for 2G and 3G expansion, as well as the build-out of 4G.’