Tele2 selects Ericsson for mobile backhaul network expansion

Tele2 selects Ericsson for mobile backhaul network expansion 
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN -- (Marketwire) -- 02/12/13 --  
* Global frame agreement commenced December 2012 
* Tele2  to use Ericsson MINI-LINK microwave radio solutions across
its     European operations 
* Professional support services and training will also be provided 
Tele2 has signed a frame agreement with Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC),
commencing December 2012, for the expansion and upgrade of its mobile
backhaul network throughout Europe. 
Ericsson will provide Tele2 with its industry-leading MINI-LINK
series of microwave radio solutions as well as professional support
services and training. 
Robert Puskaric, President of Region Northern Europe and Central Asia
at Ericsson, says: "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." 
The widespread use of mobile devices, such as smartphones and
tablets, has led
to a dramatic increase in mobile network traffic. 
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
that are evolving from TDM to packet technology. The hybrid
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. 
Ericsson is the microwave equipment market leader, having delivered
more than
2.8 million microwave systems to more than 600 customers -
including operators,
governmental bodies and agencies - in more than
160 countries worldwide. 
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