Back in August of 2009 Dave Wireless (now called Mobilicity) announced they had brought on Ericsson with to design and build their 3G UMTS network.
More news today – unfortunately not about a firm launch date – but another agreement with Ericsson. In a press release today it states that Mobilicity “is serious about keeping things simple – today it’s announcing a five-year managed network operations contract with Ericsson. By getting Ericsson to manage its 3G network, the company is freeing itself up to focus even more on creating value for its users. This means offering simple, flexible and affordable 3G voice and data services to the 16 million Canadians that its network will cover when fully launched… Ericsson will be responsible for front-and-back-office operations as well as field maintenance in Mobilicity’s network.”
Dave Dobbin, president and CEO of Mobilicity said “There’s a huge benefit in having Ericsson monitor and maintain our state-of-the-art 3G network. No one knows how to run a network better than Ericsson. And, as a low-cost mobile operator, it makes a lot of sense to partner with best-in-class providers who can deliver significant cost-efficiencies and allow us to focus on our customers.”
More here at Ericsson