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DoCoMo Picks Ericsson LTE

STOCKHOLM -- Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) today announced it has been selected by NTT DoCoMo for its Long-Term Evolution (LTE) base station development project.

LTE is the next evolution in mobile network standards, as defined by 3GPP (the Third-Generation Partnership Project). LTE offers a superior user experience, enhancing such applications as mobile video, blogging, advanced gaming, rich multimedia telephony and professional services. It also interoperates with existing cellular systems.

Ericsson and NTT DoCoMo have long cooperated in the areas of research and development, and standardization. Since 1992, Ericsson has delivered PDC base stations to NTT DoCoMo and, more recently, W-CDMA base stations for the operator's FOMA(TM) network.

Ericsson has previously demonstrated LTE in Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) mode, with speeds of up to 160Mbps, and for the first time recently demonstrated LTE in both FDD and Time Division Duplex (TDD) mode on the same base station platform.

Kurt Jofs, Executive Vice President and Head of Business Unit Networks at Ericsson, says: "LTE is the next step in the evolution of mobile communication and we are very proud to extend our long relationship with NTT DoCoMo for the development of this next generation technology.

Ericsson AB (Nasdaq: ERIC)

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