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.

Read more

Ericsson, NSN bag 5-year network upgrade contracts from Vodafone

Ericsson reports flat 2013 sales, doubles profits on Samsung patent deal

More News

Revenues down at Alcatel-Lucent as Shift Plan’s “second chapter” begins Revenues down at Alcatel-Lucent as Shift Plan’s “second chapter” begins Alcatel-Lucent continued to make a loss in the third quarter and revenues fell as the France-based vendor said it is moving on from cost reduction to focus on innovation. More detail
Broadband, TV growth not enough to offset Q3 revenue decline at BT Broadband, TV growth not enough to offset Q3 revenue decline at BT Revenues were down at BT in the three months to September, despite continued growth in the operator’s consumer broadband and TV business. More detail
Ericsson Sparks OSS/BSS push, forms partnership with TIBCO Ericsson Sparks OSS/BSS push, forms partnership with TIBCO Ericsson has revealed that New Zealand’s leading operator has deployed its OSS/BSS software and that it has signed a global partnership with TIBCO.   More detail
Alcatel-Lucent announces big wins in China, the US and Nigeria Alcatel-Lucent announces big wins in China, the US and Nigeria Alcatel-Lucent has won contracts with the three biggest service providers in China, CenturyLink in the US and MTN Nigeria. More detail
Telenor gets high on best-ever quarterly revenues, EBITDA Telenor gets high on best-ever quarterly revenues, EBITDA Revenues and EBITDA hit an all-time high at Telenor after the operator added 3.4 million new subscribers in the third quarter.  More detail

@eurocomms