T-Mobile Picks Ericsson's HSPA

Ericsson sole supplier of T-Mobile Macedonia's HSPA network

June 16, 2009

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STOCKHOLM -- T-Mobile Macedonia, the leading operator in Macedonia, is introducing high-speed mobile broadband services to its 1.3 million subscribers with the help of WCDMA/HSPA technology from Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC). The companies have signed a four-year contract for a nationwide HSPA-enabled network and modernization of the packet-core network.

Under the agreement, Ericsson will be sole supplier of a complete WCDMA/HSPA network, including radio access network and modernization of the existing packet-core network. The deployment of the WCDMA/HSPA radio access network and the transformation of the packet-core network will provide the network capacity and functionality needed to handle the uptake of mobile broadband and ensure cost-effective and reliable network operations.

Ericsson will plan, design and deploy the radio access network, and design, adapt and integrate the packet-core network. The contract also covers support and competence development services. Delivery has already started.

Ericsson's High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) solution increases data speeds by making significant enhancements to both the uplink and the downlink. The advanced technology boosts network capacity and cuts response times for interactive services, increasing the performance of mobile broadband. This will enable T-Mobile Macedonia to offer its customers the latest high-speed mobile broadband services including mobile internet, video calls and other advanced multimedia services.

Ericsson AB (Nasdaq: ERIC)

T-Mobile International AG

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