Danish and Swedish consumers can look forward to four times faster mobile broadband as operator 3's network speeds leap from 21Mbps to 84Mbps. This huge increase makes it easy to enjoy internet applications such as social networking, online gaming and videoconferencing while on the move.
To greatly improve coverage, the upgrade will be complemented by a new 900MHz 3G network, the first in Sweden, supplied and supported by Ericsson.
The three-year contract between Ericsson and 3 includes the HSPA Evolution capacity upgrade of its existing 3G network, via 42Mbps, to 84Mbps plus a new WCDMA/HSPA radio access network on the 900MHz frequency band. In addition, Ericsson is providing IP-based optical and microwave backhaul, and support services. Rollout will start in the first quarter of 2010. (BBJ Online)