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Press Release -- April 17th, 2013
Source: Ericsson

Ericsson transforms Orange France network to 4G

  • Ericsson is one of main network partners for Orange in France
  • Ericsson RBS 6000 multi-standard solutions to transform Orange 2G/3G networks and deploy LTE
  • Ericsson sole vendor for deployment of LTE in the 2.6GHz and 800MHz bands in south-west and north-east France as well as the Greater Paris region

As one of Orange’s key technology suppliers, Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC, news, filings) started deployment of 4G/LTE to upgrade the operator’s networks in June 2012. Ericsson is installing its RBS 6000 multi-standard 2G/3G/4G radio base stations to enhance the user experience in terms of quality and capacity for Orange subscribers in Greater Paris, as well as in the south-west and north-east regions of France.

Franck Bouétard, Head of Ericsson in France, says: “The brisk pace of 4G deployments for Orange demonstrates Ericsson’s ability to support the customer’s key strategic objectives and provide the capacity gains needed to manage the increase in data traffic while improving quality of service. Ericsson teams are totally engaged in ensuring that Orange can achieve its 4G service rollout goals in 2013.”

At the same time as conducting this LTE deployment program, Ericsson has been transforming existing 2G and 3G networks at more than 15,000 sites in south-west and north-east France and the Paris region since 2010. Ericsson has set up a dedicated organization to manage these transformation and deployment programs, and is working on them with a large number of partner companies.

Ericsson is the market leader in the mobile-equipment market, and had a 35 percent global market share in 2012. Ericsson’s global market share for LTE is twice as big as its main competitor, measured in terms of shipments for the whole of 2012.


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