Ericsson wins DNA, dtac 4G LTE deals

Ericsson is deploying two new 4G LTE networks in Finland and Thailand as it looks to cement its market-leading position.

Finnish operator DNA has signed up the vendor to supply a new, nationwide LTE 800 MHz network and to improve existing 4G, 3G and 2G networks.

The new 4G LTE network is expected to cover 80 percent of Finland's population by the end of 2014. People living outside the main urban areas will gain from improvements made in the existing 3G and 4G networks, Ericsson said.

“Together with the 4G LTE rollout, also 3G network coverage improvements will be carried out simultaneously, bringing 3G population coverage up to 99 percent of the population, which is nearly equal to the current GSM coverage," commented Tommy Olenius, VP of Technology at DNA.

[Read more: DNA announces Deezer partnership]

Ericsson also announced that it is deploying a 4G LTE network for dtac, Thailand's second-largest mobile operator. The rollout on 2100MHz began in February in Bangkok.

“We are pleased to roll out 4G services and we're convinced it will lead to many advantages not only for our users, who will enjoy better and faster access to information through our high-speed mobile broadband network,” commented Panya Vechbanyongratana, SVP of dtac’s Network Operations Division.

“It will also foster entrepreneurship and active development among mobile operators, vendors, application developers and content producers."

Dtac is owned by Telenor; earlier this week, Ericsson announced it is part of a five-year, multivendor managed services contract to support Telenor's network rollout in Myanmar.

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