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Tele2 selects Ericsson for mobile backhaul network expansion

February 15, 2013
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Tele2 has signed a frame agreement with Ericsson for the expansion and upgrade of its mobile backhaul network throughout Europe. The company 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, 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."

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 networks that are evolving from TDM to packet technology. The hybrid MINI-LINK TN and MINI-LINK CN can transport native Ethernet and native Plesiochronous Digital Hierarchy PDH) data over the same hop, which gives cost-effective migration from TDM to packet technology.

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