Ericsson signs contracts for Rostelecom Mobile and Content Delivery Networks
Rostelecom expands its partnership with Ericsson through contract for cutting-edge mobile and content delivery networks solutions - including RBS 6000 base stations across 4,000 locations
* The expanded network will provide converged mobile and fixed services across Russia and reach more than 60 percent of the population
* Rostelecom's 43 million households will benefit from enhanced video and media content experience and improved 2G/3G nationwide coverage
With its 143 million habitants, Russia represents Europe's largest mobile market by mobile connections, reaching 227 million in the first quarter of 2012. In recent years, more subscribers have also gained mobile connections in Russia per quarter than in any other country in Europe. To meet the growing demand for greater access to high-speed internet and data transfers, Rostelecom - the country's fourth-largest national operator with a presence in all Russian regions - has signed a contract with Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) to launch a new mobile and content delivery network. As a result, Rostelecom's 43 million households will be able to enjoy converged mobile and fixed services as well as an enhanced video and media content user experience, thanks to the cutting-edge solutions that Ericsson will provide.
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