Huawei wins Swedish LTE deal

Huawei and Batelco have signed an MoU

Chinese equipment vendor Huawei was making lots of noise on Friday, after it was awarded the contract to build an LTE network in Sweden, beating local rival Ericsson.

Huawei will deploy kit for Net4Mobility, the joint venture owned by Tele2 and Telenor, through 2010.

The goal is that 99 per cent of the Swedish population will be able to access the new network before the end of 2013, starting with densely populated areas. The deployment also includes a provision to increase the number of 2G base stations for voice traffic in by 30-50 per cent, with enhanced indoor- and outdoor coverage across the country as a result.

In related news, Huawei’s been boasting that its test network in Oslo, for TeliaSonera, reached speeds of 96Mbps, compared to an Ericsson run network in Stockholm that recorded speeds of only 43-44Mbps. But the company even says that in Oslo, it had twice the spectrum (20MHz) available to it, when compared to Ericsson in Sweden (10MHz), explaining away the discrepancy and taking the bit out of its boast.

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One comment

  1. Lok Raj Sharma 20/12/2009 @ 5:26 am

    Regarding the comparasion of down load capacity of Huawei LTE system in Oslo, it should be done in equal footing, otherwise any expert in this area can discern the matter very simply.

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