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Bouygues selects Ericsson for 4G rollout
09 February 2012
Ericsson to enhance French operator’s 2G and 3G networks and help roll out LTE network
French mobile and internet operator Bouygues Telecom has contracted Ericsson to update its 2G and 3G radio networks as part of its plans to improve network performance to meet increasing data traffic demands.
The contract includes rollout of a 4G network, along with other services including design, integration, rollout and customer support.
Olivier Roussat, CEO of Bouygues Telecom, said that the multi-year project, which has already started, “will enable us to deliver a high level of service and further enhance the experience of people who use our 2G, 3G, and LTE technologies”.
Franck Bouétard, head of Ericsson France, said: “Today's increasingly competitive marketplace demands high levels of quality and performance, which Bouyges Telecom will be able to meet with the solution they have chosen.” GTB
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