Eircom signs €80m vendor contract with Ericsson

3 Oct 2014

The Eircom building in Dublin

Telecommunications company Eircom has inked an €80m, five-year exclusive contract with Ericsson that will see the software firm become the sole vendor of certain Eircom technologies.

Those technologies include Eircom’s radio access solutions for 4G LTE (long-term evolution), 3G and 2G mobile technologies across Ireland.

The deal includes multi-standard radio base station equipment from the Ericsson RBS 6000 family, LTE RAN software, and upgrades of existing 2G and 3G access network software.

Ericsson will also provide support services for the equipment throughout the length of the contract.

Richard Moat, Eircom’s acting CEO, said the agreement supports Eircom’s ambition to be at the forefront of the Irish mobile market.

“By selecting Ericsson, we now have a consistent technology supplier across our entire mobile network to help us seamlessly meet the growing customer demands and expectations for mobile data in the consumer, business and the emerging machine-to-machine segments,” said Moat.

Traoloch Collins, managing director of Ericsson Ireland, said the contract reinforces Ericsson’s status as the largest 4G technology supplier in both Ireland and globally.

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Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic