Ericsson chosen as 3G supplier by WIND Italy

Ericsson chosen as 3G supplier by WIND Italy Ericsson has been selected as the 3G supplier by WIND Italy for WSDMA core network and radio access. Ericsson will as supplier deliver and implement a 3G system based on WCDMA if WIND wins a license, to be awarded through an auction starting in October. WIND chose Ericsson because of their leading position in 3G and their ability to secure WIND a commercial 3G launch by early 2002. 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. Ericsson is ideally positioned to support any operator anywhere to migrate to 3G - regardless of technology heritage or technology choice. Ericsson offers 3G systems based on WCDMA, cdma2000, and EDGE - being the only supplier with a complete portfolio for second and third generation systems. 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 Press Office, Division Mobile Systems Ericsson Corporate Communications Phone: +46 70 699 9412; E-mail: Doris Sdogati, Image and Communication director Ericsson Telecomunicazioni (Italy) Phone: +390672582881; E-mail:

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