Ericsson has been awarded a contract by Belgian operator BASE for the upgrade of an existing radio access network with EDGE technology.
The contract has a total value of approximately $37 million and will provide nationwide coverage by the summer of 2006.
Ericsson will be the sole supplier for a nationwide upgrade of BASE Mobile GSM network with EDGE technology.
Under the agreement, Ericsson will deliver all hardware, software and related services, such as implementation, project management, support, testing and training (turnkey project).
Thorsten Dirks, Head of ICT at BASE, commented: “With our decision for EDGE we can add extra capacity to data communications, allowing our customers seamless access to new, highly advanced broadband services throughout the country.”