TELE-POST seeks to broaden coverage, quality across Greenland

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Greenlandic operator TELE-POST has launched a network transformation project aimed at increasing the speed, capacity and coverage of its services.

The telco is working with Ericsson on the project, which will involve the deployment of the Swedish vendor's Radio System technology.

The operator said it plans to roll out Fixed Wireless Access to a number of settlements across the country.

TELE-POST is also set to deploy Ericsson's full-stack NFVI solution to provide the likes of VoLTE and local switching.

Kristian Davidsen, Chief Executive Officer, TELE-POST, said: “We are committed to providing Greenland’s residents and businesses with the best possible mobile connectivity. With Greenland's extreme weather conditions, where many places are isolated geographically and only can be reached via boat or helicopter, we need a robust and high-quality network with market-leading solutions that will take us into the future."

Per Narvinger, Head of Northern and Central Europe, Ericsson, added: “We will improve connectivity across this massive island, home to the second largest body of ice in the world. Together with TELE-POST, we will deliver innovative mobile technology to some of the most remote residents in the world, and open up a world of possibilities for local enterprises.”

TELE-POST is the sole mobile network operator in Greenland, covering a population of around 55,000 people. It has around 50,000 customers.