Ericsson Wins Rural LTE Contract in the USA
Ericson finalize contract with USA,Ericsson says that it has signed an LTE network contract with a USA based organisation that acts as a trade alliance of smaller regional wireless spectrum holders to build out a LTE based 4G network.
Net America Alliance contracted with Ericsson for 4 years,Ericson will supply all relevant stuff related ti LTE-radio based access network including core network as well, based on Evolved Packet Core (EPC) technology. The contract also includes IMS, enabling the deployment of tailor-made applications and systems integration services.
Financial details are not disclosed yet.
Arun Bhikshesvaran, Head of Strategy and Market Development, Ericsson North America, says:[quote]”This is a new type of LTE deployment. NetAmerica is making it possible for smaller operators to join together to deliver cost effectively the same mobile broadband services available in major metropolitan areas. The socioeconomic benefits of broadband services in metropolitan areas are well-proven and, with applications designed for rural consumers, one can only imagine the extent to which the people and businesses in these markets will become more empowered and more productive as a result of this opportunity.”[/quote]