Ericsson and TATA Teleservices sign CDMA2000 1X expansion contract

Press release
Nov 02, 2004 09:00 (GMT +00:00)
Ericsson previously supplied its end-to-end CDMA2000 1X network solution in the Tamil Nadu and Karnataka circles, as well as core network equipment in four other TTSL circles. With this expansion contract, Ericsson will be integrated throughout TTSL's nationwide network.

"This contract further strengthens Ericsson's leadership in India, which is one of the highest growth markets in the world for wireless services," said Mats Granryd, president of Ericsson Mobile Systems CDMA. "We are honored to continue our partnership with TTSL by supporting their CDMA2000 1X network growth and are committed to providing the most innovative solutions and services to progress their network offering and support their business objectives."

"Ericsson's leadership in 3G and their ability to provide long-term, local support are critical as we expand our network and bring advanced wireless services to our customers throughout India," said Firdose Vandrevala, chairman of TTSL.

Built on one of three common, core platforms within Ericsson's CDMA2000 and WCDMA product portfolios, the AXE-based MSC is the most widely deployed in the industry. The platform is used to deliver value-added services to mobile subscribers, such as pre-paid and voice mail, and increase operator revenue. The MSCs conform to common signaling and service standards, making it easy to enter new markets quickly while retaining compatibility with existing infrastructure.

One of India's leading wireless communications providers, TTSL is a licensed, private operator that offers mobile and fixed telephony services, including voice and data products. The company's solutions range from converged voice and data networks, to customer relationship management solutions and unified messaging solutions for enterprises. TTSL, which has experienced 234% growth over the past year, has the objective of becoming India's leading convergent business solutions provider for enterprises.

Ericsson is shaping the future of Mobile and Broadband Internet communications through its continuous technology leadership. Providing innovative solutions in more than 140 countries, Ericsson is helping to create the most powerful communication companies in the world.

Ulrika Nasholm, Ericsson Group Function Communications
Phone: +46 8 719 4144, +46 8 719 6992

Tina Asmar, Public Relations Manager, Ericsson Mobile Systems CDMA
Phone: +1 858 332 5817