New LTE network is a part of the most extensive and technologically advanced mobile broadband network in Slovakia•
LTE provides enhanced mobile broadband experience for subscribers•
As sole vendor of the radio network, Ericsson extends its long-term co-operation with Slovak Telekom
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) is the sole vendor for the LTE radio network, which is based on the multi-standard RBS 6000 base station. The network operates at 1800MHz and offers a maximum theoretical speed of 73Mbps download and 23Mbps upload. Circuit-switched fallback (CSFB) ensures that voice calls and text messages are delivered to LTE devices through the use of a 2G/3G circuit-switched network.
Miroslav Majoroš, Chairman of the Board and CEO at Slovak Telekom, says: "We have launched first Slovak nationwide LTE network and our ambition is to build the most advanced mobile network in our country. Following the launch in five cities we plan to cover 20% population of Slovakia in first three months and more locations will follow in 2014. This is new generation network for mobile devices introducing faster downloads, better latency and enabling better usage of smartphones, tablets and mobile apps. LTE is our eighth technology premiere in 12 years and confirms our leader position in technology and innovations in Slovakia."
This LTE rollout contract marks the continuation of long-standing cooperation between Slovak Telekom and Ericsson, and includes systems integration, network optimization, multi-vendor verification and related services.
Ericsson is the operator's sole supplier of 2G and 3G radio, as well as circuit core hardware and software, including IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem). With the Ericsson IMS Slovak Telekom will evolve its current voice business to support VoLTE in the future. This will enable HD voice, video calling over LTE and other new flexible communication services. Ericsson is also providing managed services for Slovak Telekom's fixed network operations.
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About Slovak Telekom
Slovak Telekom is the largest Slovak multimedia operator and the second largest in mobile. Of a total 6.416 million active SIM-cards in the Slovak market, Slovak Telekom held 2.175 million in
Today, more than 80 percent of the population has 3G/HSPA+ coverage and the new addition of 4G means that Slovak Telekom continues to be a technology leader in building mobile broadband networks. The company is a member of the multinational
About Ericsson and LTE
Today, 50 percent of the world's LTE smartphone traffic is served by Ericsson networks, which is more than double the traffic of our closest competitor. More than 180 LTE RAN and Evolved Packet Core networks have been delivered worldwide, of which more than 110 have gone live commercially. Ericsson is present today in all high-traffic LTE markets including the US,
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