Ericsson and Cisco partner to create next-generation network for 3 Italia
Published on: 29th Feb 2016
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Ericsson has been selected by 3 Italia to transform its mobile IP backbone network. As part of this project Ericsson and Cisco will deploy and integrate a variety of technologies and services.
Nunzio Mirtillo, Head of Region Mediterranean, Ericsson, says: "We are very pleased to build on our long-standing relationship with 3 Italia, whereby Ericsson has managed the operator's network and IT environments for more than a decade. By leveraging complementary capabilities from Ericsson and Cisco, we are paving the way for 5G, meeting increasing consumer and data traffic demands."
3 Italia, a CK Hutchison company, offers a wide range of mobile communication services and fast Internet connection to over 10 million customers in Italy. 3 Italia operates a HSPA/HSPA+ network that covers over 97 percent of Italian population. In 2012 the operator also launched LTE services.