SOURCE: Ericsson

March 30, 2007 04:10 ET

Ericsson to expand Turkcell's network

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 30, 2007 --


Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and Turkcell announce they have signed a contract to enhance network capacity in Turkey.

Turkcell is Turkey's leading operator, with more than 12,000 base stations, and provides network coverage to 97.2 percent of the nation's population. The agreement with Ericsson will further expand Turkcell's voice and data traffic capacity, and help increase the diversity of services it offers to customers.

Süreyya Ciliv, CEO of Turkcell, says: "Turkcell initiated mobile communications in Turkey together with Ericsson. Having maintained our quality, capacity, and service diversity for 13 years, Turkcell is going to carry on making investments to increase the satisfaction and loyalty of its customers by delivering services that will ease and enrich their lives and help make them more productive. We regard our role as being not only to facilitate GSM but also overall communications and technology."

Jan Kemvall, President of Ericsson Turkey, says: "This contract represents a continuation of our long-standing partnership with Turkcell. It also reaffirms our leading market position through the provision of a fast, high-quality solution using next-generation technologies."

Ericsson is shaping the future of Mobile and Broadband Internet communications through its continuous technology leadership. Providing innovative solutions in more than 140 countries, Ericsson is helping to create the most powerful communication companies in the world.

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