Gibraltar operator Gibtelecom will be offering residents and vistitors on the Rock GPRS coverage and services by the end of the year, following a deal to upgrade its network with current supplier Ericsson.
Deployment of the packet service will begin immediately under the EUR 2 million deal with the vendor.
Ericsson has been Gibtel's supplier since 1995, when Gibtel first provided mobile services using an Ericsson AXE-10 switch for its GSM 900 network.
Ernest Britto, chairman of Gibtelecom said, "This contract will maintain Gibtelecom's leading position at the forefront of technology and demonstrates the company's continuing commitment to investing in Gibraltar.
"GPRS will provide Internet connectivity to local GSM customers as well as to roamers in Gibraltar."