Ericsson awarded additional UMTS network expansion contract from Cingular Wireless for delivery of mobile broadband services

Ericsson and Cingular Wireless have reached an agreement that expands Ericsson's role as a major supplier and integrator in the buildout of Cingular's next-generation voice and data network. With this contract expansion, Ericsson will provide Cingular with UMTS/High-Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) packet core and radio network equipment.
"To date, Cingular Wireless' deployment of Ericsson's UMTS equipment to Cingular Wireless has been very successful, and we are honored to continue our strategic partnership with these additional network rollouts," said Angel Ruiz, head of Ericsson North America. "As it continues its nationwide rollout, Cingular solidifies its role as a world leader in delivering true 3G mobile services and applications to its subscribers."


Financial details are not disclosed.


Ericsson is also a supplier of professional services to Cingular.


Ericsson's proven HSDPA solutions represent a natural, fully standardized evolution of UMTS that provides average data speeds between 400-700 kilobits per second, with bursts exceeding 1 megabit per second when used with compatible HSDPA devices. It also offers operators more than twice the system capacity within the current radio spectrum. Ericsson's HSDPA offering enables the mass-market delivery of mobile broadband with access anywhere to e-mail, on-line music and video, internet-services and mobile TV 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.
 


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