Bosnian Network Orders 3G Infrastructure
Published on: 9th Nov 2008
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Bosnia and Herzegovina based mobile operator, BH Telecom has signed a 3G HSPA supply contract with Ericsson Nikola Tesla. Ericsson Nikola Tesla shall provide a HSPA network, including a radio access network and Ericsson's Mobile Softswitch and Video Gateway solutions which shall enable video service to BH Telecom's end users.
Ericsson Nikola Tesla shall also perform the implementation and integration service for the access network and the system integration of Video Gateway solution into the total project solution.
"BH Telecom's endeavor to retain its position as the leading wireline and wireless network operator in the country and a wider region calls for continuous development and implementation of the latest communication technologies in order to provide services adapted to our consumers' needs. With this contract BH Telecom will secure access to very fast mobile broadband, including the mobile Internet, video calls and other advanced multimedia services to be provided to the subscribers in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In taking this giant technological step we entrusted Ericsson Nikola Tesla, our good longtime business partner, with this job" said Ned…¾ad Re…¡idbegovic, CEO of BH Telecom.
Sweden's Ericsson owns 49% of Ericsson Nikola Tesla, with the rest held by investors and floated on the Zagreb Stock Exchange.
The financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.
The Mobile World subscriber tracker estimates that the mobile operator ended the first half of this year with around 1.15 million customers - representing a market share of 40%.