|Ericsson to build 3G network for Turkcell|
Posted: 11-Mar-2009 [Source: Ericsson]
[Ericsson will supply an end-to-end WCDMA/HSPA network solution to Turkcell allowing the company to launch high-speed mobile broadband services across Turkey.]
Ericsson has signed a contract with Turkcell, leading communication and technology company of Turkey , as the main supplier to build a complete WCDMA/HSPA network and a range of related services. The deal will enable Turkcell to launch high-speed mobile broadband services, such as high-speed mobile internet and other advanced multimedia services, across Turkey.
Under the agreement, Ericsson will supply an end-to-end network solution, including a WCDMA/HSPA radio access network, and an IP-over-Ethernet-enabled mobile-backhaul solution based on microwave transmission. The transformation of Turkcell's core network and expansion of the mobile-backhaul solution will ensure a high-capacity mobile network with no bottlenecks. 3G network preparations started in February.
Ericsson will also be responsible for a full range of services, including, systems integration, technical support and network build and implementation.
Süreyya Ciliv, CEO of Turkcell, says: "We will continue our 3G investments in order to maintain our leadership in 3G coverage and quality just like today. Apart from our infrastructure studies, we are continuing to work on solutions that will enable us to provide improved services and products so that our customers can use them wherever they prefer, faster and with more appropriate prices. We are continuing to invest in Turkey and Turkey's future.
Anders Lindblad, Head of Ericsson Turkey & Israel, says: "Ericsson is honored to be selected by Turkcell to provide state-of-the-art HSPA technology that will increase network capacity and allow them to offer their customers a personalized and enriched communication experience."
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