Telcel signs Ericsson

Ericsson has been chosen by Telcel to provide a 3G network that will enable the launch of high-speed mobile broadband in some of Mexico’s major cities.

Under the agreement, Ericsson will supply a complete 3G network, including base stations, network controllers and extensive software functionality, to upgrade part of Telcel’s existing GSM/GPRS/EDGE network.

The contract also covers services such as deployment and integration, network design, tuning, optimisation, consulting and support.

Ericsson claims its solution will boost Telcel’s network capacity and enable the provision of high-speed mobile broadband based on High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA).This will allow the operator to offer subscribers an array of high-speed mobile broadband services, such as internet, e-mailing, mobile payments, interactive games and video sharing.