Finnish operator Finnet has selected Ericsson as sole supplier for its new 3G network, including HSDPA. Ericsson will also extend Finnet's existing GSM network.
Under the agreement, which is valid until the end of 2007, Ericsson will also extend and upgrade Finnet's GSM/GPRS/EDGE network.
Kjell Forsén, President, Ericsson Finland says: "We are happy to see Finnet stepping into the 3G business. This strategic decision will allow them to boost their mobile communications and launch new services, such as mobile broadband and multimedia services."
Riitta Tiuraniemi, Managing Director, Finnet Networks, says: "We believe now is the right time to invest in 3G and HSDPA technologies. Our goal is to launch high-quality 3G services, implemented jointly with Ericsson, by the end of this year."
The first deliveries started at the beginning of June.
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