Rostelecom taps Ericsson for mobile and content delivery networks

Telecom Lead Europe: Rostelecom, Russia’s
fourth-largest national operator, has inked a contract with Ericsson to set up
a new mobile and content delivery network.


The deal is aimed at meeting the growing demand for
greater access to high-speed internet and data transfers.


The contract will enable Rostelecom’s 43 million
households to access converged mobile and fixed services as well as an enhanced
video and media content user experience. The operator has presence in all
Russian regions.


“The new network will enable us to offer our users a
full range of converged information and telecom services in mobile
and fixed networks across the country. By meeting the demand for anytime
connectivity and access to mobile services, we hope that more people will
benefit from the positive effects that connectivity brings,” said Ivan Zima,
vice president, CTO, Rostelecom.


The network installed by Ericsson will cover more than 60
percent of the population, and will be built with Ericsson’s equipment and
complete mobile solution, including Operations Support Systems (OSS), packet
core and radio.


“The solution will benefit Rostelecom’s
subscribers with improved user experience in terms of content quality and
speed,” said Robert Puskaric, head of Ericsson’s Region Northern Europe and
Central Asia.


Ericsson will install LTE-ready RBS 6000 base stations
that support GSM/EDGE, WCDMA/HSPA across 4,000 locations. The network will offer
a total capacity of 1Tbit per second.


Ericsson will also provide Rostelecom with equipments for
2G and 3G networks, including multi-standard RBS 6000 radio base stations,
circuit- and packet-switched networks with Evolved Packet Core and OSS.


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