Eircom today announced that it has signed a five-year €80m exclusive agreement with software company Ericsson.
The agreement will see Ericsson becoming the sole vendor for eircom’s radio access solutions for 4G LTE (Long-Term Evolution), 3G and 2G mobile technologies across Ireland.
The deal includes multi-standard radio base station equipment from the Ericsson RBS 6000 family, LTE RAN software and upgrades of existing 2G and 3G access network software. Ericsson will also provide support services for the equipment throughout the duration of the agreement.
Acting CEO at Eircom Richard Moat eircom said: "By selecting Ericsson, we now have a consistent technology supplier across our entire mobile network to help us seamlessly meet the growing customer demands and expectations for mobile data in the consumer, business and the emerging machine to machine segments."