Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) today announced the successful completion of DNA Finland's 3G network upgrade - a move that will provide end users with a true mobile-broadband solution.
Signed in late December 2006, the contract includes a commercial High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA) software upgrade, as well as deployment, integration and support services.
The completion of the network follows Ericsson's earlier installation of HSPA-capable base-station hardware.
Ericsson's HSPA solution enables mobile broadband, boosts internet speeds, and decreases uplink and downlink delays, providing the springboard to future multimedia services.
DNA Finland is the fastest-growing operator in the country, with more than 1 million new subscribers since 2001. The rollout will allow the operator to further expand its reach by providing a cutting-edge broadband solution.
Janne Laitala, Ericsson Country Manager, Finland, says: "The rollout represents a milestone in Ericsson's long-standing relationship with DNA Finland. It provides them with a market-leading solution, allowing them to offer end users an enriched experience with access to services such as fast internet browsing, file downloading and e-mail messaging."
Ericsson has delivered almost half of the world's launched HSPA-enabled 3G networks.
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About DNA Finland Ltd
DNA Finland Ltd offers high-quality, state-of-the-art mobile communications services to private individuals and companies in Finland. Its sister company, DNA Networks Ltd, is a network operator that offers high-quality nationwide mobile network services to mobile service operators. DNA has over 1 000 000 subscribers and its net sales in 2006 totalled MEUR 365. More information on the company is available at www.dnafinland.fi