Ericsson to modernize, manage TELE-POST’s network in Greenland

NEW DELHI: Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson is undertaking a massive transformation project to modernize and manage the network of TELE-POST, the main telecommunications provider in Greenland.

The deployment of Ericsson Radio System will increase the speed and capacity of mobile broadband services for subscribers and enterprises, while at the same time expand coverage for better service in remote villages. Furthermore, Ericsson Radio System will be used for Fixed Wireless Access in a number of settlements.

The full-stack Ericsson NFVi solution will also be implemented as part of the project enabling services such as Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and local switching. The NFVi includes the network function virtualization infrastructure based on Ericsson BSP 8100, Ericsson Cloud Execution Environment and a range of virtualized network functions such as the Ericsson virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) and Virtualized IP Multimedia Subsystem (vIMS).

Stine Bosse, Chairman of the Board, TELE-POST says: “Our strategic goal is to improve customer experience significantly over the coming three years. We will improve living conditions and create new opportunities for the Greenlandic people. To enable this a number of transformation programs are to be conducted within our company. Our new partnership with Ericsson is one of the most important components to achieve our strategic goals.”

Kristian Davidsen, Chief Executive Officer, TELE-POST, says: “We are committed to providing Greenland’s residents and businesses with the best possible mobile connectivity. With Greenland’s extreme weather conditions, where many places are isolated geographically and only can be reached via boat or helicopter, we need a robust and high-quality network with market-leading solutions that will take us into the future. We feel that Ericsson is the best suited partner to address the unique challenges in Greenland, while securing a successful network transformation.”

Per Narvinger, Head of Northern and Central Europe, Ericsson, says: “This project is evidence of our global reach, technological skills and capabilities. We will improve connectivity across this massive island, home to the second largest body of ice in the world. Together with TELE-POST, we will deliver innovative mobile technology to some of the most remote residents in the world, and open up a world of possibilities for local enterprises.”

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