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Ericsson upgrades Lime mobile networks
14 September 2011
Caribbean operator starts upgrade with 21 megabit HSPA in the Cayman Islands
Cable & Wireless
Caribbean operator Lime has selected Ericsson to upgrade its mobile network in 12 different territories in the region. Under the contract, Ericsson will deploy its core network and multi-standard radio base stations.
David Shaw, CEO of Lime, said: “An important part of our mandate is to ensure that the Caribbean is served by the most modern telecoms technology available and that our consumer, enterprise and carrier customers have access to world-class services. We know Ericsson can deliver this for us.”
With the upgrade, the operator — owned by Cable & Wireless Communications — will be able to migrate its network to an all-IP architecture. It will provide mobile broadband services for users in Anguilla, Antigua, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and Turks and Caicos.
The deal includes network design, rollout and professional services, and also prepares for a launch of the HSPA Evolution and LTE technologies. In the first phase, the operator will launch HSPA Evolution technology offering 21 megabits in the Cayman Islands, followed by the launch in more regions in later 2011. GTB