Ericsson chosen as supplier for Swisscom's new fixed line voice network

Ericsson has been chosen as one supplier for Swisscom's upgraded fixed line voice network. The deal includes delivery of hardware, software and maintenance services. The project will be implemented during 2003 and 2004.
This agreement is another important milestone in the further development of Swisscom's high quality fixed line network. It includes several projects that will enable Swisscom to keep their existing TDM (Time Division Multiplexing) voice network operating at the highest quality levels and at optimized operational expense levels up through the year 2010. The projects will be implemented during the next 18 months.


"We decided to work with Ericsson in this important project because of their superior product solutions as well as their local expertise in ensuring the implementation and maintenance of this new solution," said Christoph Brand, Head of Swisscom Fixnet Wholesale.


"We are proud to be chosen by Swisscom for our future proof products and solutions. It underlines our role as a leading player of fixed line network infrastructure and services," adds Kristian Teär, President Ericsson Germany, Austria and Switzerland.


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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:
 
James Borup, Ericsson Corporate Communications, External Relations
Phone: +46 70 590 9261; E-mail: james.borup@lme.ericsson.se


Rolf Weiss, Vice President Communications, Ericsson (Switzerland)
Phone: +41 1 807 23 10; E-mail: media@ericsson.ch

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