NewCore Wireless Selects Ericsson to Supply and Implement 4G/LTE network
Wireless Leader Achieves another Milestone Expanding Mobile Coverage and Network Evolution
St. Cloud, Minn., December 12, 2012 -- New Core Wireless, in partnership with select rural wireless operators, announced today that it has selected Ericsson to supply and implement its 4G/LTE network. Under the terms of the agreement, Ericsson will supply New Core Wireless its Evolved Packet Core LTE solution, along with its LTE radio network to New Core Wireless' partners. New Core Wireless will work alongside Ericsson to implement this 4th generation network including network design, network rollout and optimization. This partnership will continue after product launch with a cycle of network monitoring, analysing, optimization and support throughout the life of the network.
In addition, New Core Wireless is also partnering with Stutler Technologies, one of the nation's largest wireless system integrators.
The new 4G/LTE network and infrastructure will be launched April 1, 2013, building on NewCore Wireless' existing end-to-end 3G network that was implemented in 2009. Through the deployment of 4G/LTE, New Core Wireless will provide its business partners with an enhanced fixed and mobile-broadband experience offering higher data speeds and faster access to a wide range of new innovative multimedia applications.
"Ericsson's track record in LTE makes the perfect foundation to support NewCore Wireless and its business partners in this next-generation service," said Albert Kangas, General Manager and COO of NewCore Wireless. "We are confident that through this collaboration, we will be able to provide our business partners with the best solutions and experiences. We believe that Ericsson's global deployment experience will accelerate our mission of providing reliable wireless experiences to rural consumers and businesses."
The agreement marks the beginning of a new managed services partnership between the two companies.
"Ericsson's vision of the Networked Society includes connection for everyone, no matter where they may be located," said Craig Stein, Head of US Regions, Broadband and Media Customer Unit for Ericsson. "We're excited to work closely with NewCore Wireless to build an LTE network that will make a true difference in the lives of so many people who desire the benefits of a mobile broadband network."
About NewCore Wireless
NewCore Wireless is the leading full-service hosted wireless technology provider offering solutions to carriers. Our Switching Platform is capable of providing 2G (GSM), 3G (UMTS) and 4G (LTE) wireless services. We also provide Value Added Services like SMS, MMS, voicemail, prepaid, E911, CALEA and CMAS that allow small carriers the opportunity to compete on the same level as Tier 1 carriers. We were founded in 2008 with the mission of providing innovative technology solutions to rural carriers that deliver scalable, end-to-end solutions. We offer each of our network partners the flexibility to run their own wireless business without the added expense of the core network. The company is headquartered in St. Cloud, MN.
Ericsson is the world's leading provider of communications technology and services. We are enabling the Networked Society with efficient real-time solutions that allow us all to study, work and live our lives more freely, in sustainable societies around the world.
Our offering comprises services, software and infrastructure within Information and Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries. Today more than 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic goes through Ericsson networks and we support customers' networks servicing more than 2.5 billion subscribers.
We operate in 180 countries and employ more than 100,000 people. Founded in 1876, Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2011 the company's net sales were SEK 226.9 billion (USD 35.0 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm and NASDAQ, New York stock exchanges.