Batelco teams up with Ericsson for network upgrade

Batelco says that it will expand "significantly" its High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) capability, enhancing its ability to deal with the uptake of mobile broadband

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Batelco teams up with Ericsson for network upgrade Batelco chief executive Gert Rieder said the telco has "a solid relationship with Ericsson".
By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  May 9, 2010

Batelco has teamed up with Ericsson as it sets about expanding and upgrading its mobile network, and gears up for the eventual move to fourth generation wireless technology LTE.

Batelco said that it will "significantly" expand its High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) capability, enhancing its ability to deal with the uptake of mobile broadband.

Chief executive Gert Rieder said: "We have built a solid relationship with Ericsson over many years and value their technical expertise and experience which ensures the delivery of complex projects in a timely and efficient manner."

President and head of customer unit GCC for Ericsson, Ray Hassan, added: "The deal represents a major milestone for the partnership between Ericsson and Batelco because it not only upgrades Batelco's network but allows us to jointly ensure Batelco's customers enjoy an unparalleled level of service in Bahrain."

Ericsson said that its solution prepares the network to support multiple radio technologies, such as 2G, 3G and Long Term Evolution (LTE) with one infrastructure protecting the existing investments.

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