Ericsson chosen by Libertel-Vodafone as sole supplier for UMTS in the Netherlands

Ericsson chosen by Libertel-Vodafone as sole supplier for UMTS network in the Netherlands Ericsson has been selected by Libertel-Vodafone as sole supplier for a UMTS network in the Netherlands. The contract is valued at approximately USD 45 million. The 3G contract includes hardware, software and services for the roll out of the UMTS network. Libertel-Vodafone will begin offering 3G services to its customers commercially by the end of 2002. Ericsson currently supplies GSM including GPRS to Libertel-Vodafone and this agreement continues Ericsson's relationship as sole supplier for both the Core and Radio Access Network (RAN). "Ericsson is gratified to be chosen to deliver Libertel-Vodafone's complete third-generation network," stated Jef Keustermans, President Ericsson Netherlands. "We will bring to bear our world-leading expertise combined with our strong local presence in the Netherlands to together with Libertel-Vodafone rapidly bring the best in mobile Internet services to their customers." Ericsson is the global leader in mobile systems. Ericsson has to date been named as a supplier in 27 publicly announced WCDMA commercial agreements, 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. Read more at FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT James Borup, Press Relations, Division Mobile Systems Ericsson Corporate Communications Phone: +46 70 590 9261; E-mail: Monique Mols, Press Manager, Ericsson Telecommmunicatie BV Phone: +31 161 249873, E-mail: Arie de Zeeuw, Corporate Public Relations Phone: +31 43 355 7975; E-mail: André van der Elsen, Corporate Public Relations Phone: +31 43 355 5975; E-mail: About Libertel-Vodafone: Libertel-Vodafone is one of the largest mobile telecommunications companies in the Netherlands and is a part of the worldwide operating Vodafone Group Plc, the largest mobile telecommunications company in the world. The Vodafone Group has more than 83 million customers worldwide in 30 countries. Libertel N.V. has been trading on the official Euronext Amsterdam market since 15 June 1999.

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