Axis Picks Ericsson

Ericsson signs network expansion and managed services agreement with Axis in Indonesia

October 27, 2008

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STOCKHOLM -- Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has been chosen by Axis, Indonesia's newest GSM/3G operator, as a key partner for the next phase of the operator's national network rollout program. The agreement, which includes network operation and technical support, will allow Axis to provide improved services and greater coverage to its subscribers while reducing operating expenses.

With this turnkey agreement Ericsson will be responsible for the deployment of a GSM/EDGE and WCDMA radio access network, including about 2100 sites in Greater Jakarta, Banten and Sumatra. Ericsson will also supply its mobile backhaul solution with optical and microwave products.

The contract also includes a three-year managed services agreement to provide technical support and network operation, including field operations and support services. This will allow Axis to focus on its core business and cost effectively streamline network management and operations.

Erik Aas, President and CEO of Axis, says: "Ericsson has been a key strategic partner since the launch of our operations and we are pleased to continue this relationship into Axis' next growth phase. Having Ericsson as our managed services partner will help us boost competitiveness, improve cost efficiencies and achieve our ambition of bringing high-quality communications services to our subscribers."

Ericsson AB (Nasdaq: ERIC)

Axis Communications AB

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