Bahrain operator Batelco upgardes its GSM network with Ericsson's softswitch, content delivery system for multimedia streaming, and charging system

February 1, 2006

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STOCKHOLM -- Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERICY) is supporting leading Bahrain operator Batelco take an important step toward an all-IP network by enhancing its GSM network with mobile softswitch.

Under the agreement, Ericsson will also expand coverage and capacity for Batelco to handle up to 650,000 subscribers. Ericsson's Content Delivery solution for multimedia streaming and the latest charging system will enable the launch of new mobile services for Bahrain's users.

Ebrahim Zainal, General Manager Networks at Batelco, says: "This agreement is part of our ongoing strategic relationship with Ericsson and allows us to further enhance our networks while introducing state-of-the-art services and technology.

"We want to ensure the best quality for our subscribers and focus on maintaining an innovative portfolio of services for Bahraini users."

Johan Lojdquist, General Manager, Ericsson Bahrain, says: "We are honored by Batelco's confidence in choosing Ericsson as a strategic partner in the evolution of their premium quality wireless network. The latest technology will allow them to boost their mobile communications capabilities and to launch new services, particularly for business segments."

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