Ericsson has signed a sole supplier contract with Lithuanian mobile operator Bite GSM for implementation of an EDGE network.
This contract is the first announced commercial contract in Central and Eastern Europe for Ericsson's EDGE solution. Ericsson will supply all necessary EDGE network infrastructure including the upgrade of the existing core network and supply of radio access infrastructure. Deliveries will begin immediately.
The equipment will enable Bite GSM to offer its customers an even wider range of high-quality mobile data services already this year. This will be one of the first EDGE services in Europe.
"Bite GSM is a pioneer in the mobile applications area. The EDGE solution will improve our ability to effectively implement the latest services and global mobile applications to benefit our clients", said Darius Masionis, CEO of Bite GSM. "Our homogeneous mobile network is developed entirely on the basis of Ericsson equipment. It helps us to offer new solutions for our customers, saving considerable time and work resources".
"We are proud that Bite is implementing the latest Ericsson technologies", said Bengt Forss, President of Ericsson Lithuania. "With EDGE technology Bite GSM will be the first in Central and Eastern Europe to offer such high-speed modern data communications services using Ericsson equipment".
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