Ericsson donates mobile communications system for UN humanitarian operations

Ericsson donates mobile communications system for UN humanitarian operations Ericsson has donated and the United Nations has formally accepted an end- to-end GSM mobile communications system to complement the UN satellite network based at their telecommunications center in Brindisi, Italy. The GSM mobile communications system will further improve the quality and efficiency of UN humanitarian aid relief operations, worldwide. The donation encompasses network equipment, both hardware and software, and handsets. In addition, Ericsson is providing, at no cost, installation, testing, training and remote support for a period of two years following system launch. The donation also includes hardware and software from Sun Microsystems and software from Logica. Ericsson's donation is being made through its Corporate Citizenship program Ericsson Response. This is a global initiative to support and complement more effective and rapid response to human suffering caused by disasters. Working in close partnership with leading humanitarian aid relief organizations, Ericsson Response seeks to support the quality and efficiency of the international relief work by contributing skilled telecommunications staff and technology. As part of this partnership Ericsson Response is also developing local disaster preparedness programs together with Ericsson offices around the world and in close cooperation with humanitarian aid relief programs of United Nations (UN) and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Further information about the Ericsson Response program is available on: 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 Mikael Westmark, Manager Issues Communication Phone: +46 8 719 6202 or +46 70 676 8615 E-mail:

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