Ericsson and NCC in cooperation for build-out of infrastructure including 3G

Ericsson and NCC in cooperation for build-out of infrastructure including 3G Ericsson and NCC have concluded a long-term, agreement regarding the build-out of telecom and data communication networks, including 3G. The companies will jointly offer turnkey system solutions, including service and maintenance, for the build-out of these networks. "I view this agreement with Ericsson as a first important step in the effort to secure NCC's role as a leading player in the development, expansion and servicing of the information infrastructure of the future," says Jan Sjöqvist, NCC's Chief Executive Officer. "We're currently implementing considerable investments within NCC TeleCom to enable a focusing of operations and a mobilizing of resources within this high- priority area. NCC TeleCom will serve as an essential bridge for the NCC Group's progress in the new economy." "Ericsson is the world leader of UMTS technology and NCC is a leading actor in management of large and complex projects, which gives us a market advantage with major opportunities for both companies," says Melker Norlund, Vice President, Division Global Services, Ericsson. In the agreement that has now been concluded, Ericsson and NCC will jointly market, offer, build and maintain communication systems within the telecommunication area, as well as data and image transmission. This will also involve considerable exchanges of knowledge between the partners, including the joint development of processes and procedures. Ericsson is the leading communications supplier, combining innovation in mobility and Internet in creating the new era of Mobile Internet. Ericsson provides total solutions covering everything from systems and applications to mobile phones and other communications tools. With more than 100,000 employees in 140 countries, Ericsson simplifies communications for customers all over the world. Read more at http://www.ericsson.com/pressroom FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT Mads Madsen, Press Manager, Ericsson Corporate Communications Phone: +46 8 719 0626, +46 70 666 2903 E-mail: mads.madsen@lme.ericsson.se Jan Sjöqvist, Chief Executive Officer, NCC Phone: +46-8-655 22 78 94 Ole Sander, President NCC TeleCom Phone: +45 43 44 91 00 Ericsson has been selected by 12 operators as vendor for WCDMA. For up to date information see our reference list on: http://www.ericsson.se/pressroom/referencematerial/3g_referencelist.shtml About UMTS Ericsson began research on WCDMA more than ten years ago, and initiated the first WCDMA testbed already in 1995. Ericsson currently has 17 WCDMA trial systems in operation in countries throughout Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America. The company is in a unique position of leadership in mobile systems; larger than its nearest two competitors combined and the only supplier to offer mobile systems in all existing standards, from the first generation through the third generation. Based on WCDMA technology, Ericsson's 3G system to be supplied can also be referred to as UMTS, a European denomination for 3G. UMTS stands for Universal Mobile Telecommunications System. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/09/22/20000922BIT00650/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/09/22/20000922BIT00650/bit0002.pdf

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