Ericsson to carry out global Live Millennium Exercise

Ericsson to carry out global Live Millennium Exercise On September 8-9, Ericsson will carry out a global Live Millennium Exercise. The aim of the exercise is to train and trim Ericsson's readiness and procedures before the millennium shift. In the exercise, a number of different scenarios will be presented to the Ericsson support functions. By working with these scenarios, the support function will test contingency plans, organization and how to work under particular and difficult conditions. If weaknesses in Ericsson's readiness are detected during the exercise, those systems and procedures will be fine-tuned in preparation for the millennium. The training session will go on for 24 hours and includes all 140 countries where Ericsson is present. The exercise starts when the first part of the world enters 1999-09-09 and ends when the entire world has entered 1999-09-09. "The exercise shows that Ericsson is taking the millennium issue very seriously. We are running an extensive program throughout the organization and monitor the progress from top executive level. Ericsson's readiness for the millennium is high and we are confident that we will be able to keep business running without any major disturbances", says Roland Sjöö, Millennium Program Manager. The Live Exercise is completely built on scenarios and simulations, and does not in any way affect Ericsson systems in operation. Ericsson is the leading provider in the new telecoms world, with communications solutions that combine telecom and datacom technologies with freedom of mobility for the user. With more than 100,000 employees in 140 countries, Ericsson simplifies communications for its customers - network operators, service providers, enterprises and consumers - the world over. Please visit Ericsson's Press Room at: http://www.ericsson.com/pressroom FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT Pia Gideon, Vice President External Relations Tel. +46 8 719 2864, +46 70 519 2864 E-mail: pia.gideon@lme.ericsson.se Helena Norrman, Press Manager Tel. +46 8 719 3829, +46 70 344 4088 E-mail: helena.norrman@lme.ericsson.se ------------------------------------------------------------ Please visit http://www.bit.se for further information The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/1999/09/07/19990907BIT00410/bit0001.pdf http://www.bit.se/bitonline/1999/09/07/19990907BIT00410/bit0002.doc

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