Ericsson chosen by DiGi for nationwide EDGE expansion in Malaysia

Ericsson has been selected by DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (DiGi) as prime supplier for upgrading and expanding their nationwide GSM/GPRS network with EDGE. The upgrade to EDGE will enable DiGi to offer advanced data services to consumers.
Press release
Nov 04, 2004 09:20 (GMT +00:00)
Ericsson will supply EDGE enabled equipment as well as modernization of DiGi's core and radio network. Ericsson will also provide a comprehensive portfolio of telecom services in a turnkey deployment including network design, implementation, multi-vendor integration and tuning services.

"DiGi is well-positioned to become the preferred mobile data operator in the country," said Mr. Jon Eddy, Chief Technology Officer, DiGi. "Since work began on the network upgrade to EDGE, DiGi customers in the Klang Valley have experienced significant improved network quality, higher reliability and high speed access to next-generation products and services."

"We are continuing with partners who are well versed with our requirements, which are key in enabling DiGi to always exceed market expectations in everything we do. We received good support from Ericsson during our previous EDGE rollout and are confident that they will enhance this further with our nationwide rollout," Mr. Eddy concluded.

The solution is designed to support DiGi's immediate needs for improved network services, while at the same time providing the necessary infrastructure for broader, integrated EDGE services.

"Today, we are proud to play a key role in taking DiGi's high-speed network nationwide, bringing the convenience and richness of a total multimedia communications experience and lifestyle to more Malaysians," said Kristian Tear, President of Ericsson South East Asia and Country Manager of Ericsson Malaysia. "Ericsson is a partner to 25 out of 35 operators who have launched EDGE, enabling and powering their networks to provide new and innovative services to consumers. Ericsson and DiGi have built up a strong strategic relationship with the launch of DiGi's digital mobile network in1995. The new agreement is an important milestone in the evolution of DiGi's network and in the partnership."

Ericsson was previously involved in the upgrade of DiGi's EDGE network in Shah Alam and Klang (in the Klang Valley), as well as the northern and southern regions of the country.

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.
Kristina Hägg-Blecher, Group Function Communications
Phone: +46 8 681 2468, + 46 8 719 6992

Ida Ruzaini Altahari, Senior Manager, Communications, Ericsson South East Asia
Phone: +603 3 8314 6062;

About DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd
DiGi is a leading mobile communications company providing a comprehensive range of affordable, convenient and easy to use wireless services to simplify and enrich the lives of its customers. DiGi creates value for its customers by selecting the most appropriate cutting edge technology so that they benefit from products and services that give them choice, convenience and control.

DiGi has an established presence as a leader in voice and data prepaid services with a number of firsts that have set industry benchmarks for creativity and innovation. These services are offered under the Beyond Prepaid brand name. Our postpaid services under the Horizon Postpaid and Discover Business Solutions brand names deliver high quality voice as well as value-added mobile content and data services to both individual and business.