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Ericsson to upgrade TBayTel’s wireless infrastructure

Ericsson Canada Inc. has announced that it will overlay TBayTel's existing CDMA mobile network with HSPA+ tech...

July 21, 2010  

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Ericsson Canada Inc. has announced that it will overlay TBayTel’s existing CDMA mobile network with HSPA+ technology. With data rates of up to 21 Mbps, HSPA+ will provide improved mobile broadband experience to TBayTel’s diverse customer base in Northern Ontario.


The deal, the first of its kind between Ericsson and the Thunder Bay-based service provider, builds on a business relationship announced in March between Rogers Communications Inc. and TBayTel to extend HSPA services across Northern Ontario.


As a result of the planned expansion, TBayTel will be able to offer its customers competitive mobile broadband access speeds from just west of Sault Ste. Marie to the Manitoba border.


“HSPA+ technology will give TBayTel’s business and residential customers, some of whom work and live in the more sparsely populated areas of the province, high-speed Internet access wherever they are,” said Mark Henderson, president and CEO of Ericsson Canada.


Ericsson will supply TBayTel with a mobile broadband overlay infrastructure (both hardware and software); including radio access network technology, mobile switching offering, a mobile packet backbone, network management systems and professional services.