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Antel Uses Ericsson

Ericsson to supply microwave and optical broadband network to Antel in Uruguay

April 12, 2007

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ESPOO, Finland -- Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) and Antel, the leading telecom operator in Uruguay, have signed two contracts for the supply of Ericsson's microwave transmission, MINI-LINK, and optical networking solutions, providing a platform for flexible, scalable and cost-effective transport network for fixed and mobile services.

Through these solutions, Antel will be able to offer Uruguayan consumers a wide range of services and to meet the demand for network capacity, driven by the increasing number of subscribers and the uptake of new data services in Uruguay.

José Luis Saldías, CEO, Antel, says: "We have chosen Ericsson as their microwave transmission and optical solutions efficiently meet our need for modernization of the transmission and transport network, and support the necessary voice and data traffic required by our customers. The solutions are reliable and they meet our precise requirements."

Luis López, Country Manager, Ericsson Uruguay, says: "This new agreement takes our relationship with Antel Uruguay to a new level and confirms our position as a leader in microwave and optical transmission solutions provider in Uruguay."

The agreements include MINI-LINK TN, Marconi OMS 1600 and Marconi OMS 1200 that allows optimization on both network and sites, resulting in a more cost efficient transport network. The agreement includes also a complete set of services including installation, integration and hardware support.

Ericsson AB (Nasdaq: ERIC)

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