3 Scandinavia is deploying the world's fastest 3G network

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Operator 3 Scandinavia is planning a 4-fold increase speed mobile broadband in Denmark and Sweden, from 21 to 84 Mbps. As a result, mobile subscribers will be able to fully take advantage of Internet services, like social networks, online games and videoconferencing. To significantly expand coverage, in the course of modernization will be launched Sweden's first 3G-network, operating at 900 MHz. The new network will be supplied by Ericsson, which will also ensure continued maintenance.

The three-year contract between Ericsson and 3 involves upgrading the existing 3G-operator's network using HSPA Evolution technology up to 84 Mbps (speeds in the intermediate stage 42 Mbps), as well as the deployment of new radio access network WCDMA / HSPA in the frequency range 900 MHz. In addition, Ericsson will supply fiber optic and radio-relay transit IP-based networks and related services. The project will start in the first quarter of 2010.