* Tele2 Eesti AS, Estonia's largest alternative telecommunications provider, has contracted with the Siemens Communications Group to build a complete 3G network in Estonia.
Tele2 Eesti is a subsidiary of Swedish-based Tele2 AB, and within a matter of months has become the second operator in the Baltic to place its trust in Siemens technology in building a W-CDMA network.
"Only a few months ago, we began delivering and installing a complete 3G network for Tele2 in Latvia. We are pleased that Estonia, too, is now traveling the path to 3G together with us, and that with our infrastructure we have again been able to create the foundation for future broadband data services like music downloads to mobile handsets," said Christoph Caselitz, the President of the Mobile Networks Division at Siemens Communications.
In addition to 3G technology, Siemens will also be supplying Tele2 Eesti AS with radio and core equipment for its GSM network and upgrading existing circuit- and packet-switched network elements to ready them for W-CDMA operation.