Sweden’s Ericsson has inked a five year global framework agreement with Telenor Group under which it will provide radio hardware and professional services. According to a press release announcing the deal, it covers the rollout of 2G, 3G and 4G technologies, as well as installation, operational support, hardware and software support, and maintenance. Further, Ericsson will offer multi-standard RBS6000 family of base stations as part of the agreement.
Commenting on the deal, Telenor Group’s EVP and head of Group Industrial Development, Hilde Tonne, noted: ‘LTE will be one of the major investment areas for us in the coming years. Given our long-standing and solid relationship with Ericsson, this agreement will enable us to deliver a high quality customer experience and secure the most efficient networks possible for Telenor’s Business Units. The agreement sets a basis for Ericsson to proactively deliver innovative solutions, strengthen its collaboration capabilities and meet the strategic ambitions of Telenor. We are already co-operating on radio projects in Myanmar, Thailand and India and we are confident that the work we are doing together will provide a richer, more stable experience for our customers and contribute to the success of our ‘Internet for All’ strategy.’