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Ericsson Deploys 3G Network in New Caledonia

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Ericsson says that it has deployed a 3G network on behalf of the incumbent mobile network in the Pacific Island nation of New Caledonia, in time for the 14th Pacific Games.

Harold Martin, Chairman of OPT-NC announced the arrival of 3G in New Caledonia at the Annual General Meeting of the Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association (PITA) in April 2011, and named Ericsson as the supplier.

The Pacific Games are a sporting contest founded in 1962 and held every fourth year in one of the South Pacific Islands. It will feature 28 sporting events and host over 5000 athletes from 22 countries.

Since April 2011, Ericsson has deployed its RBS 6000 radio technology, in partnership with API, a Caledonian IT consulting & engineering firm.

The rollout of 3G will extend OPT's coverage of New Caledonia's populated areas to 97% by the end of 2012.

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