Ericsson chosen as WCDMA supplier to sunrise, Switzerland
Ericsson has been selected by Swiss operator sunrise as the supplier of
WCDMA infrastructure for their nationwide 3G network. The multi-year
agreement is for a complete radio network solution, including all needed
equipment and professional services.
Sunrise's choice of Ericsson as supplier of their 3G system follows
extensive evaluation in tough competition with other vendors' offerings.
Decisive factors cited by sunrise in their choice of Ericsson are their
confidence in Ericsson's commercial and technical 3G solution, as well
as capability to ensure system availability on time.
"The agreement with sunrise further strengthens Ericsson's market
leadership position in 3G and Mobile Internet. I am proud to have won
sunrise's confidence and business based on Ericsson's leading 3G
solutions and our capability and experience in an excellent local team,"
says Kristian Teär, President Market Unit Germany, Austria and
Switzerland. "With this agreement, Ericsson has to date been named in 35
publicly announced WCDMA commercial agreements, significantly more than
any other vendor."
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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Sunrise is the brand name of TDC Switzerland AG, the company resulting
from the merger of the telecommunications companies diAx and sunrise.
The shareholders' meeting of TDC Switzerland AG is made up of: Tele
Danmark 78.72%, d Holding 16.99%, SBB 2.34% and UBS 1.95%. sunrise
offers its customers state-of-the-art telecommunications services in the
areas of mobile phone, fixed network and Internet. The sunrise mobile
phone network has the most modern GSM dual band infrastructure in
Switzerland and already provides a mobile phone coverage of 97%. sunrise
disposes of a high-quality, high-performance fiber optic network with a
total length of 5900 kilometers - Swiss-wide. Presently, sunrise has
approximately 2000 employees.