SOURCE: Ericsson

June 13, 2006 04:06 ET

Ericsson's HSPA and mobile softswitch selected for Mobily's 3G services

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 13, 2006 --

Saudi Arabian operator Mobily has selected Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERICY) to build its HSPA enabled 3G network and to deliver a major expansion of existing GSM network, including Ericsson Mobile Softswitch solution, radio, transmission and core equipment.

Under the agreement Ericsson will deliver equipment and services to build Mobily's 3G network with full HSPA functionality.

Ericsson's HSPA solution is offering bandwidth similar to wireline data services. The advanced technology offers operators more than double the system capacity of WCDMA and dramatically shortens response times for interactive services, drastically improving the end user's experience when using broadband services.

Ericsson has also been selected as supplier for a major expansion of Mobily's existing GSM network, including Ericsson Mobile Softswitch solution, radio, transmission and core equipment.

Bo-Erik Dahlström, President Ericsson Middle East, says: "We are pleased to provide Mobily with our advanced solutions for HSPA and mobile softswitch, that provide them with a solid platform for next generation services and underline their innovative profile in the market."

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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About Ericsson Softswitch solutions

Ericsson is the leading provider of Softswitch solutions for both mobile and wireline networks. Ericsson's solutions are commercially proven and fully standards-compliant, offering an efficient and low-risk evolution of existing circuit-switched networks to a telecom quality, IP based service platform. They use network resources in the most cost efficient way to provide both classic telephony and next generation services. More than 70 fixed and mobile operators worldwide have commercially launched services based on Ericsson's Softswitch solutions.

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