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Ericsson Supplies Telenor

STOCKHOLM -- Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has been selected by Telenor to supply a complete packet core network to enable differentiated delivery of multimedia services in Norway and Denmark. Telenor will get a common platform for both 2G and 3G data traffic with flexible, service aware charging capabilities to increase the average revenue per user and reduce churn.

Ericsson will provide Telenor the latest technology for mobile high speed data communication, paving the way for mobile advanced packet data based services such as Mobile TV and Mobile Gaming.

Under the contract Ericsson will be the sole supplier of the whole packet core network in Norway and Denmark, including Gateway GPRS Support Nodes and Serving GPRS Support Nodes, for 2G and 3G in the same platform and the Service Aware Charging solution. Roll-out will start during the third quarter of 2006.

Anders Hauglie-Hanssen, Vice President Nordic Mobile at Telenor says: "Telenor is committed to build and stimulate advanced telecommunications services. With this agreement we expect to get a future proof and cost-efficient solution for handling of our GPRS network. We have chosen Ericsson as supplier for their proven capabilities in other markets, and their local competence and high commitment".

Ericsson AB (Nasdaq: ERIC)

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