Upgrades being carried out by Ericsson are set to benefit mobile broadband users in Central Europe.
According to the broadband provider, 18.5 million mobile users across eight countries will soon have the benefit of enhanced mobile networks.
Based upon a microwave solution, this permits increased capability while reducing costs for the operator.
Broadband customers based in Austria, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Liechtenstein, Serbia and Slovenia are set to see their mobile services improve as a result.
Roland Nordgren, Head of Ericsson Central Europe and President of Ericsson Austria, said demand for mobile broadband was "increasing fast" in Central Europe.
He added: "Now [customers] will get higher speed and improved services. In addition, we are also reducing costs for our operator customers with our sustainable, cost-effective solutions."
Ericsson currently supplies broadband and telecoms services across 175 countries worldwide.