Ericsson has been selected by Luxembourg operator, P&TLuxembourg, to replace its existing nationwide WCDMA/HSPA access network. This will enable P&T's mobile LUXGSM subscribers to benefit from the latest high-speed mobile broadband services, and is the first contract Ericsson has been awarded by the incumbent operator, P&TLuxembourg.
Under the six-year agreement, Ericsson will supply a WCDMA access network including HSPA (High-Speed Packet Access) functionality. This will improve the performance of LUXGSM's mobile broadband services and enable peak speeds of up to 7.2Mbps, the maximum speed commercial HSPA subscriber devices can support at this date. The contract also covers network deployment and integration, as well as support services.
Ericsson's HSPA provides fast data-transmission speeds, boosts network capacity and lowers response times for interactive services. The contract will underpin the widespread availability of the latest high-speed mobile broadband services across Luxembourg and give LUXGSM subscribers access to a wide range of innovative services. The 3G radio network renewal will start in the first quarter of 2009.
Jean-Marie Spaus, Managing Director of P&TLuxembourg's telecom business, says: "P&TLuxembourg was the first operator to introduce commercial UMTS services in Luxembourg back in 2003. We are now excited about bringing our excellent LUXGSM mobile network to the next technology level. After a well-followed RFQ process, we have selected Ericsson which is the world market leader in this domain and which will provide us a smooth and efficient evolution of our high-speed mobile broadband services. We are looking forward to this new partnership and are committed to delivering the best technology and services to our customers via our LUXGSM subsidiary, the leading provider of mobile services in Luxembourg."
Jean-Marc Engels, President of Ericsson Belgium & Luxembourg, says: "We are honored to have been selected by P&TLuxembourg for the supply of a WCDMA/HSPA network. Ericsson's advanced technology will significantly increase network capacity and allow P&TLuxembourg to offer their customers high-speed mobile broadband experience anywhere, anytime."