Ericsson and Skanska in global cooperation for fast 3G roll-out

Ericsson and Skanska in global cooperation for fast 3G roll-out Ericsson, world leaders in mobile telephony and Skanska, world leading in construction-related services and project management, are cooperating to construct UMTS networks. The two companies are combining their expertise and capacity to meet the growing demand for fast rollout, primarily the next generation telecom system, UMTS. The companies' joint capability to provide rapid building of turnkey projects will be of decisive importance for the 3G operators. "In establishing a close cooperation with leading companies in the construction services industry Ericsson is maintaining the position as the largest turnkey supplier in telecommunication solutions," says Melker Norlund, Vice President, Division Global Services, Ericsson. "This underscores the competitiveness and strength of Ericsson's 3G offering and our ability to offer total solutions to operators worldwide." "Ericsson is the world leader of UMTS technology and Skanska is the world leader in management of large and complex projects, which gives us a market advantage, with major opportunities for both companies," says Melker Norlund. "We firmly believe that the close cooperation between Ericsson and Skanska will give added value to the customers who, through this joint endeavor, will be able to benefit from both companies' combined global experience," says Antti Kuivalainen, President of Skanska Telecom Networks, Skanska's specialized unit for datacom and telecom infrastructure. 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 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT Mads Madsen, Press Manager, Ericsson Corporate Communications Phone: +46 8 719 0626, +46 70 666 2903 E-mail: Anders C. Karlsson, President, Skanska Europe Phone: +46 40 144 243, +46 70 524 7480 Antii Kuivalainen, VD Skanska Telecom Networks Phone: +31 6 515 34859 Ericsson has been selected by 12 operators as vendor for WCDMA. For up to date information see our reference list on: 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 The following files are available for download:

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