October 17, 2008

Ericsson Wins Cyprus WCDMA Network Deal

Ericsson has won a contract from Turkish carrier Kuzey Kibris Turkcell to provide a WCDMA/HSPA network in northern Cyprus. Datamonitor estimates the value of the contract to be approximately $36m over three years.

Ericsson will install a WCDMA/HSPA network including radio access, a packet core network, and its Mobile Softswitch Solution. It will also provide microwave and optical transport equipment, and consulting and systems integration.

It said the deal will allow the operator to offer high-speed mobile broadband, including mobile internet, video calls, and other advanced multimedia services to its subscribers.

Daghan Fellahoglu, general manager at Kuzey Kibris Turkcell, said: "This move will extend and upgrade our network with WCDMA/HSPA functionality, and ensure our subscribers enjoy a richer communications experience. We're also proud to say that KKTCell has built a unique all-IP 3G network solution that includes microwave transmission."