Rostelecom has signed a contract with Ericsson to launch a new mobile and content delivery network. As a result, Rostelecom’s 43 million households will be able to enjoy converged mobile and fixed services as well as an enhanced video and media content user experience, thanks to the cutting-edge solutions that Ericsson will provide. The network will support the largest area coverage and customer reach in Russia, covering more than 60 percent of the population, and will be built with Ericsson’s equipment and complete mobile solution, including Operations Support Systems (OSS), packet core and radio. Ericsson will install RBS 6000 base stations that support GSM/EDGE, WCDMA/HSPA and are LTE-ready across 4,000 locations, and the network will have a total capacity of 1Tbit per second.
Ivan Zima, Vice president, CTO, Rostelecom, said, “The new network will enable us to offer our users a full range of converged information and telecom services in mobile and fixed networks across the country. By meeting the demand for anytime connectivity and access to mobile services, we hope that more people will benefit from the positive effects that connectivity brings.”
Robert Puskaric, Head – Region Northern Europe & Central Asia, Ericsson said, “The solution will benefit Rostelecom’s subscribers with improved user experience in terms of content quality and speed. It will also benefit the operator in terms of savings in data transmission and bandwidth, and enable revenue-generating opportunities from new video services that the network supports. All this will improve Rostelecom’s competitive edge.”