Tele2 selects Ericsson for mobile backhaul network expansion

Tele2 will use Ericsson MINI-LINK microwave radio solutions across its European operations, while professional support services and training will also be provided

Tele2 selects Ericsson for mobile backhaul network expansion

Tele2, the Swedish based pan-European telecoms operator, has signed a framework agreement with Ericsson, which commenced in December 2012, for the expansion and upgrade of its mobile backhaul network throughout Europe. 

Ericsson will provide Tele2 with its MINI-LINK series of microwave radio solutions as well as professional support services and training. One of the key features of Ericsson's MINI-LINK family of products is flexibility; they can be used both to create all-IP networks and in networks that are evolving from TDM to packet technology. 

The hybrid MINI-LINK TN and MINI-LINK CN can transport native Ethernet and native PDH (plesiochronous digital hierarchy) data over the same hop, which gives cost-effective migration from TDM to packet technology.

Robert Puskaric, President of Region Northern Europe and Central Asia at Ericsson, said: ‘We have supplied MINI-LINK microwave products to Tele2 for several years and are pleased to be able to continue to support Tele2's expansion. Ericsson's MINI-LINK microwave product range will provide Tele2 with a future-proof solution that supports both older technologies, such as GSM and 3G, and large volumes of IP data traffic in next-generation LTE networks.’

Written by Wireless magazine
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