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    Ericsson wins first “RAN plus core” LTE contract


    Will support TDC LTE rollout in Denmark

    Ericsson has won radio and core network contracts for the deployment of LTE in TDC’s mobile network in Denmark, marking the first time Ericsson has won an LTE contract for both core and radio elements. Ericsson will also extend its managed services deal with the operator to the LTE network.

    The contract includes radio access network with RBS 6000 series, a “complete” Evolved Packet Core solution as well as the “full scope” of managed services. The roll out of the network starts immediately, TDC said.

    Jess Ibsen, CTO of TDC said, “Choosing Ericsson is a continuation and expansion of TDC’s strategic cooperation with Ericsson.”
    To date, Ericsson has signed commercial LTE contracts with seven major global operators, including the two live commercial LTE networks (TeliaSonera in Sweden and Norway, and MetroPCS in the USA.

    Three of Denmark’s operators (TDC, Telenor, Telia) paid arout €45 million EUR for 20 MHz paired spectrum, plus 10 MHz unpaired band in the case of Telia and Telenor. Hutchison 3, who opted for 10 MHz of paired band and 25 MHz of unpaired, paid just below €1million.