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Tampnet selects Ericsson for LTE and virtualized core network

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Tampnet has selected Ericsson to upgrade the operator's existing 2G network in the Gulf of Mexico. The upgrade will include deployment of 4G LTE Access, MINI LINK microwave equipment, and Ericsson's complete network functions virtualization (NFV) solution, including Virtual Evolved Packet Core and Cloud Execution Environment.

With Ericsson's upgrades, Tampnet will offer premium, gulf-wide 4G/LTE coverage to the region's oil and gas industry, its resellers and roaming partners.

Headquartered in Norway, Tampnet is the world's leading telecommunications operator for subsea fiber- and wireless 4G LTE-based data communication for the offshore oil and gas industry.

Per Helge Svensson, CEO, Tampnet Group says: "Tampnet is delighted to be able to work with Ericsson to build one of the most modern LTE networks in the world. Our customer base is one of the most demanding industries in the world, and we are certain that Ericsson's solution will enable us and our customers to develop innovative solutions that will increase effectiveness, productivity, welfare and safety for the platforms, drilling rigs and general workforce offshore. The Ericsson portfolio of equipment enables us to build a robust, future proof, high capacity and low latency communications solution that will serve the users in the region for many years to come."

Ericsson's solution will replace Tampnet's existing equipment and includes Ericsson 4G/LTE Access and Virtual Evolved Packet Core, while also upgrading the microwave backhaul with Ericsson's MINI-LINK. Based on an open architecture, the new NFV based core solution consists of Ericsson Virtual Evolved Packet Core for distributed mobile broadband and OpenStack based Ericsson Cloud Execution Environment.

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