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* Ericsson will implement a new 4G/LTE network for Vivo, a subsidiary of
* New network will meet users' demand for connectivity and mobile
* Agreement strengthens Ericsson's position as main telecom
infrastructure supplier for Vivo and marks Ericsson's second 4G/LTE
win in Brazil
To cope with data traffic growth and expand its mobile coverage, Vivo -
largest operator serving 75.7 million mobile subscribers - has chosen
(NASDAQ: ERIC) to supply and implement a 4G/LTE network in the North and
Western regions of Brazil, as well as the states of São Paulo, Minas
Bahia and Sergipe.
Ericsson is selected as supplier for Vivo's 4G/LTE network, which will
Ericsson's latest RBS 6000 multi-standard radio base stations. This
strengthens Ericsson's position as primary telecom infrastructure supplier
Vivo and marks Ericsson's second 4G/LTE win in Brazil.
Eduardo Ricotta, Vice President of Ericsson Latin America and the
says: "We are honored to be chosen once again to cooperate with Vivo,
their network evolution and innovation. This decision is a result of the
positive experiences that the operator has had with the successful
implementation of Ericsson's GSM, WCDMA and HSPA technologies in the past.
evolution of mobile networks is a fundamental step toward the advent of the
Networked Society in Brazil."
Under the terms of the agreement, Ericsson is also responsible for network
implementation, including network rollout, design and support services.
Ericsson has now signed 89 LTE/EPC contracts in 38 countries on five
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