"With the increasing number of operators looking to deploy CDMA2000 in 2.1 GHz, Ericsson is committed to support these operators with the most cost-effective 3G solution available for CDMA2000 in 2.1 GHz," said Åke Persson, president of Ericsson Mobile Systems CDMA.


In addition to Ericsson's CDMA R&D facilities in North America and Europe, Ericsson has also established its 2.1 GHz CDMA2000 R&D Center within Ericsson China in Beijing. Nanjing Ericsson Panda Communications Company Ltd. (ENC), Ericsson's largest joint ventures in China, will be delivering Ericsson's 2.1 GHz CDMA2000 solution to the customers in the region.


"Ericsson is committed to the evolution of 3G and to helping operators supply the most advanced wireless services to our customers," said Jan Malm, president of Ericsson China. "Ericsson is ready to support its customers with industry-leading solutions for both CDMA2000 and WCDMA. The 2.1 GHz CDMA2000 calls are an important milestone and illustrate Ericsson's commitment to the wireless operators regardless of technology choice."


Ericsson's radio and packet switching products, for both CDMA2000 and WCDMA, are built on Ericsson's advanced 3G CPP architecture. Leveraging common platforms across 3G technologies enables Ericsson to focus its R&D resources, improve time-to-market and streamline its supply chain, resulting in cost savings and investment protection for its customers. Ericsson utilizes the CPP architecture for multiple products within its CDMA2000 total solution, including the RBS, base station controller, packet data serving node, home agent, and in the Wireless LAN serving node. Shared platforms across CDMA2000 nodes for switching, radio access, IP, services and applications result in reduced operational expenses due to fewer spares, less training and maintenance.
 
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