PCS Digital has selected Ericsson as the sole supplier of equipment and services for deployment of a GSM/GPRS 1900 MHz network in Nicaragua. The network will have nation-wide coverage. PCS Digital Nicaragua is part of the group America Movil, which is also includes Telgua (Guatemala) and Telcel (Mexico), among others.

"Nicaragua is experiencing significant development in telecommunications.  There are now more operators, more coverage and many more services. We are proud to be part of this positive change, providing state-of-the-art technology and our global leadership in telecommunications to PCS Digital Nicaragua," said Jorge Aguiar, Vice President of Sales and New Business of Ericsson for the America Movil account.


According to the agreement, the new network will offer value added services such as Short Message Services (SMS), Voice Mail (VMS) and PrePaid. Ericsson will also handle the implementation and maintenance of the system, as well as technical training for PCS Digital's engineering staff.


Additionally, Ericsson will provide consultative professional services to support PCS Digital in developing the best services for the Nicaraguan market.


"We believe in Ericsson's worldwide telecommunications experience and specifically in their GSM expertise. Their leadership makes them an excellent partner for this kind of project, so we are pleased to work with Ericsson in deploying this state of the art network," said Marvin Par-Gonzalez, General Manager for PCS Digital in Central America.