Hungarian network overhaul improves mobile broadband

The Hungarian operator Magyar Telekom is overhauling its radio access network to reduce operational costs while further expanding mobile broadband service performance and coverage. The operator, part of the Deutsche Telekom Group, has chosen Ericsson to undertake the overhaul.

Ericsson will transform Magyar Telekom's 2G and 3G networks using the multi-standard RBS 6000 radio access network, which will also be ready for 4G/LTE functionality once licenses have been allocated.

Istvan Maradi, Chief Technology Officer of Magyar Telekom says: "Our network will meet the most demanding expectations. It is also makes sense for us to prepare our network for easy introduction of LTE functionality by using Ericsson's multi-standard network."

Nils de Baar, Head of Global Account for DT Group at Ericsson, says: "Magyar Telekom's decision to introduce a multi-standard technology when the aging 2G network needs a strong boost will bring both a reduction in OPEX and a better user experience, while also preparing the network to meet the ever-growing demand for mobile broadband."

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