Ericsson wins GSM contract from DCC/Astelit in Ukraine

July 1, 2004

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STOCKHOLM -- Ericsson has been awarded a contract by DCC/Astelit Ukraine as a supplier for design and implementation of a new GSM network. The contract is valued at USD 88 million.

"Ericsson is the world leader in telecommunications. We have been in close collaboration for many years and have full confidence in the technological solutions of the company," said Valeriy Grigorievich Stepanenko, Chairman of the Supervision Board, CJSC Digital Cellular Communication of Ukraine.

To facilitate the network launch, Ericsson is also supplying a range of services, starting from site acquisition and civil works to network rollout, testing and support. Ericsson is also providing network design, transmission and radio planning to support DCC/Astelit in partnership with their majority owner, Turkcell, in developing, deploying and marketing advanced mobile services.

"We are proud that DCC/Astelit has chosen Ericsson as a partner for their new GSM network demonstrating DCC/Astelit's continued confidence in Ericsson's leading technology and our unparalleled position in deploying mobile networks," said Rasmus Nordby, President of Ericsson Ukraine. "The combined experience of Ericsson, DCC and Turkcell in creating a new GSM network will result in a world-class telecommunications solution for Ukraine."

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