Building on its commitment to provide high quality services to its customers, Rogers AT&T Wireless has signed a contract with Ericsson to continue to supply the leading-edge GSM and TDMA network infrastructure that enables Rogers AT&T Wireless to provide its customers with superior coverage and services.

"This agreement confirms Ericsson's leadership in wireless equipment provision as well as our ongoing strategic agreement with Rogers AT&T Wireless," said Phil Wacker, GM, Rogers AT&T Wireless Account Group, Ericsson Canada Inc. The agreement also includes the sale of several key products and services that had not previously been purchased by Rogers AT&T Wireless including MINI-LINK(TM) (Ericsson's market leading microwave product), GSM 850MHz, EDGE and additional Professional Services.

The deal includes the rollout of a nationwide 850MHz GSM/GPRS capability that will provide Rogers AT&T Wireless customers across Canada with the capacity, coverage and data rates they expect from Canada's leading wireless provider. Ericsson's global service and technical expertise will ensure rapid and effective network deployment.

"Ericsson has consistently delivered high-quality, innovative network equipment for Rogers AT&T Wireless and our customers across the country," said Bob Berner, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Rogers AT&T Wireless. "This extension of our existing agreement with Ericsson will enable Rogers AT&T Wireless to maintain our technology leadership and superior network quality and will ensure that we remain best-positioned to provide our customers with leading-edge products and services in the future."

"We are extremely pleased to extend our long-standing relationship with Rogers AT&T Wireless," said Rolfe Philip, VP & GM, Rogers Account Group, Ericsson Canada Inc. "Together, our two companies deployed North America's first commercial digital wireless network and, more recently, delivered the world's fastest and largest deployment of an integrated GSM/GPRS network. This agreement will enable Rogers AT&T Wireless to maintain its position as the premier wireless operator in Canada."


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