Ericsson and Cingular Wireless team

Ericsson and Cingular Wireless team to pave the way for 3G offerings in the U.S. Cingular Wireless has selected Ericsson as a principle long-term strategic partner for upgrading and expanding its wireless network. The partnership enables Cingular to build a nationwide state-of-the-art wireless network and to deliver third-generation services. Under the terms of the deal, Ericsson will provide the largest portion of the core network infrastructure and provide radio network equipment for overlay markets. Additionally, Ericsson maintains its top position in the expansion of existing Cingular GSM markets. "Ericsson is proud to be a strategic partner in Cingular's 3G technology migration," said Angel Ruiz, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ericsson Inc. "The choice of Ericsson equipment reinforces our proven track record of global technology and market leadership." Ericsson expects to provide its world-leading GSM/GPRS/EDGE infrastructure including core network, radio access infrastructure, operation and maintenance systems. The EDGE infrastructure will support increased capacity for voice and third generation, high speed data services. 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. Read more at www.ericsson.com/press. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT James Borup, Corporate Communications Ericsson Phone: +46 8 719 0952; E-mail: james.borup@lme.ericcson.se Mats Thorén, Corporate Communications Ericsson Phone: +46 8 719 0615; E-mail: mats.thoren@lme.ericsson.se

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