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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Ericsson’s EastLink choice for HSPA network

EastLink has chosen Ericsson’s High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) to provide Canadians with latest mobile broadband services by 2012, thereby giving a boost to its HSPA leadership.

Head, Media and Public Relations sub-Saharan Africa, Ms Omasan Ogisi informed ITRealms Online that this step has culminated in the signing of a four-year agreement as the sole vendor for EastLink’s core and radio access networks, using HSPA and next generation technologies.

Ericsson, she said, would deploy its multi-standard radio base station; RBS 6000, circuit switched and packet networks including Evolved Packet Core and Operation Support Systems (OSS), as well as, providing professional services.

A press statement endorsed by her, quoted President, EastLink Wireless, Mr. Matthew MacLellan, as saying that they would to strive to provide customers with the best communications and entertainment experience possible.

“With this network evolution, our customers will be able to work and communicate more reliably and faster than ever before,” he said.

Also, Ms Angel Ruiz, head of Ericsson North America, explained that the RBS 6000 is a multi-standard radio base station which supports GSM/EDGE, WCDMA/HSPA and LTE, providing a cost-effective deployment for next-generation high-speed mobile broadband, video, and web application services while providing subscribers with a superior user experience.

“Ericsson is excited to work with EastLink as it enhances its communications capabilities and services with the latest mobile broadband technology,” she said, noting that they took great pride in providing telecommunication companies with the best network technology available.

Ericsson, she said, has operated in Canada since 1953 and currently has over 3,000 employees. In 2010, Ericsson invested more than $350 million in Canada and ranks as one of the top R&D investors in the country. Approximately 85% of all mobile calls in Canada are served by Ericsson.

Remmy Nweke
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