Ericsson scores Russian 3G contract

James Middleton

December 4, 2007

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Ericsson scores Russian 3G contract

Swedish vendor Ericsson said Tuesday that it has been selected by leading Russian operator, Mobile TeleSystems (MTS), to supply and deploy a 3G/HSPA network.

Under the agreement, Ericsson will deliver 3G core and radio access network equipment, network management system hardware and software plus a range of professional services such as network deployment, systems integration, operation, technical support and training.

The commercial launch of the 3G network is scheduled for the second half of 2008.

Russia’s top three mobile operators, Mobile TeleSystems (MTS), VimpelCom and MegaFon, won licences to operate 3G services in the country in April.

In accordance with the licensing conditions, the winning companies are required to begin commercial 3G services within two years of receiving the licence.

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