Ericsson chosen as UMTS supplier by Optimus, Portugal

Ericsson chosen as UMTS supplier by Optimus, Portugal Optimus has selected Ericsson as the key supplier of UMTS infrastructure. Ericsson will supply the core network and Optimus' radio access network for the southern part of Portugal. Optimus' decision in favor of Ericsson is a clear vote of confidence in the leading supplier of mobile networks in Portugal. It also confirms Ericsson's global leadership in 3G. Under the agreement, Ericsson will supply the UMTS core network and Optimus' radio access network for the southern part of Portugal. "We are pleased to continue our excellent relationship with Ericsson also in the next generation of mobile networks and services," says Augusto Azevedo, responsible for Optimus' UMTS Launch Office. Ericsson has been supplying Optimus with GSM infrastructure since it launched service in 1998 and Ericsson's deployment capabilities in Portugal have contributed to the rapid growth of Optimus' subscriber base. "We are really pleased with the decision of Optimus. This if proof of our past efforts, our continued focus on competence and stability in Portugal, and Ericsson's global leadership," comments Eduardo Restuccia, President of Ericsson in Portugal. "Most importantly, the partnership with the Optimus team, who are part of the largest private industry group in Portugal, is a milestone on the way to the development of the Mobile Internet in Portugal." Ericsson is the leading communications supplier, combining innovation in mobility and Internet in creating the new era of Mobile Internet. Ericsson provides total solutions covering everything from systems and applications to mobile phones and other communications tools. With more than 100,000 employees in 140 countries, Ericsson simplifies communications for customers all over the world. Read more at http://www.ericsson.com/pressroom FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT James Borup, Press Relations, Division Mobile Systems Corporate Communications Phone: +46 70 590 9261, E-mail: james.borup@lme.ericsson.se Hans-Erhard Reiter, Director, Business Development, Phone: +351 21 446 6550 E-mail: Hans-Erhard.Reiter@sep.ericsson.se Ericsson Telecomunicações, Lda, is the market leader in mobile network infrastructure, one of the country's leading suppliers of mobile terminals and market leader in Mobile Internet. Read more at http://www.ericsson.pt/pressroom ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/02/08/20010208BIT01080/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2001/02/08/20010208BIT01080/bit0002.pdf

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