Operators Polkomtel and Aero2 have chosen Ericsson to supply WCDMA and LTE infrastructure in Poland. The upgrades will allow for expanded WCDMA and LTE coverage in northern and western Poland to keep pace with rapid uptake of smartphones and increased demand for mobile broadband.
Under the agreement, the company will also provide a range of services including design, deployment, integration and support for the upgraded mobile broadband network for a period of three years, followed by an automatic extension for an indefinite period.
Ericsson has been a partner of Polkomtel's since 2002, providing and implementing GSM and WCDMA networks, as well as microwave transmission, IP and packet core solutions. The state-of-the-art radio solutions provided under the terms of this agreement will enhance coverage, capacity and throughput for customers of Polkomtel and Aero2.
Wojciech Pytel, Board Member of Polkomtel, said: "Ericsson is a long-term partner of Polkomtel and we are glad to have signed this new agreement. Together we will meet our customers' expectations for high-quality interactive mobile broadband services in Poland."
Emil Nilsson, Vice President for Central Europe, Ericsson, said: "We are both pleased and proud to be selected to further build on our existing relationship with such a leading operator as Polkomtel. Ericsson has been present in Poland for over 100 years, supporting and enabling the introduction of the most advanced Ericsson technology in the country. This first LTE contract reiterates our commitment to the Polish market.