Ericsson selected by Movistar Argentina to expand GSM and transmission networks

Movistar Argentina, the mobile operator of Telefónica Móviles group in Argentina, has selected Ericsson as a sole supplier for its GSM and transmission networks expansion. This will allow the operator to offer its growing number of customers more advanced mobile services.
Ericsson will supply EDGE-ready GSM/GPRS 850MHz and 1900MHz radio access and core network to expand Movistar's nationwide GSM network.

Ericsson will also enhance Movistar's access transmission network with MINI-LINK microwave transmission. It includes high capacity radios and smart traffic nodes, together with implementation and professional services. MINI-LINK will help Movistar Argentina to meet demand for mobile voice and data services at lower cost and with increased network control.

Rafael Sancristóbal, Vice President, Customer Unit Telefónica, Ericsson South Latin America, says: "This expansion strengthens Ericsson's end-to-end leadership position in the Argentina telecommunications market and confirms our position as preferred partner and primary supplier to Movistar in Argentina."

Ericsson has operated in Argentina since 1921. Its partnership with Movistar Argentina began in 1995, when Telefónica launched the first nationwide digital mobile network with equipment from Ericsson.

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