Ericsson in the frame for AKTEL

26 Sep 2007

Telekom Malaysia International Bangladesh (TMIB, operating under the AKTEL brand) has awarded Swedish technology provider Ericsson a frame agreement to upgrade and expand its EDGE-enabled GSM/GPRS network. Under the contract, Ericsson will install new base stations and mobile softswitch equipment that will enable TMIB to minimise network costs while evolving towards an all-IP network. The vendor will also supply software upgrades to increase capacity and network performance. The upgrade project encompasses more than 1,000 sites in and between Dhaka and Chittagong. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms database, AKTEL launched a trial EDGE network in March 2007.

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