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Ericsson and Dobson Cellular bring GSM/GPRS/EDGE north to Alaska

Friday 21 November 2003 09:54 CET | News

Dobson Cellular has selected Ericsson as a key partner in upgrading its TDMA digital wireless network in Alaska with 850 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE radio access equipment.

In addition to the equipment, Ericsson will provide network and RF design, installation, engineering, testing support and optimization services. The USD eight million deal is an expansion of a contract signed in September 2002. The two-year agreement covers the Anchorage, Juneau, Ketchikan and Fairbanks markets and strengthens Dobsons position as the largest wireless service provider in the state. In addition, it maintains the carriers continued seamless technology compatibility with its key roaming partners, which include AT&T Wireless and Cingular Wireless. Ericsson GSM/GPRS/EDGE radio access equipment is fully integrated for the 850 MHz band. That distinction makes it easier and quicker to perform simple network maintenance and troubleshooting functions, thus reducing the cost of network operation. Ericssons GSM macro base stations, which are easily upgraded to EDGE, represent more than 30 percent of all GSM base stations installed globally.


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