Ericsson unveils products for CDMA2000 Expander offering

Ericsson today introduced its CDMA2000 1X radio base station (RBS) 1143 and a new tower mount amplifier (TMA). Both products are part of the recently launched Expander offering which is designed to improve coverage and offer scalable capacity while providing cost-effective solutions for high growth markets.
Press release
Mar 16, 2004 14:00 (GMT +00:00)
"The RBS 1143 and TMA are another example of our commitment to helping operators offer cost-effective 3G services," said Egil Gronstad, vice president, product line management, with Ericsson Mobile Systems CDMA. "Ericsson's CDMA2000 product portfolio improves our customers' profitability by reducing costs throughout the network lifecycle, from initial capital purchase through installation, maintenance and operation."

The compact RBS 1143, built on Ericsson's true3G connectivity packet platform, is targeted for use in low-capacity applications where a single sector is ideal for coverage. Eliminating the need for traditional cell site enclosures, the RBS 1143 enables fast, flexible and economical implementation of cell sites in new locations.

Designed for reliability, the new, dual-duplex TMA can be used with all of Ericsson's CDMA2000 RBS products. Combined with the Ericsson MCPA, the TMA enhances overall network performance and extends coverage by improving reverse link sensitivity, allowing the RBS to pick-up mobile signals from a farther distance. Compact and lightweight, it can be easily installed close to the antenna. A cost effective solution that enables fast deployment with a reduced investment, the TMA provides extended coverage and mobile talk-time.

Ericsson's current CDMA2000 offering, including the RBS 1130 and 1140, and the recently announced solution for 450 MHz operators, is well suited for addressing operators' needs for cost-efficient coverage and high capacity in high growth markets. Ericsson's CDMA2000 Expander solution is comprised of products and services that cover the total mobile network, and provide low total cost of ownership, high reliability, enhanced coverage, and scalable capacity.

Ericsson's 1xEV-DV ready CDMA2000 solution for radio and packet networks, switching and applications/control is built on core 3G platforms that are common with its WCDMA offering. Ericsson provides solutions for all standards of CDMA2000.
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.
Eva Sparr, Ericsson, Communications
Phone: +46 8 719 57 50, +46 8 719 69 92

Charlotte Rubin, Sr. Communications Manager, Ericsson Mobile Systems CDMA
Phone: +1 858 332 6589

About Ericsson CDMA

Ericsson's total CDMA2000 solution, which includes infrastructure, applications, devices, services and proven market expertise, is optimized for delivering advanced data solutions. Developed by the industry's premier CDMA experts, Ericsson's true 3G CDMA2000 solution offers operators unique performance and cost-saving advantages by leveraging the full strength of Ericsson's expertise in wireless, IP/datacom and Mobile Internet technologies. Ericsson's CDMA2000 solution, based on innovative product design, global platforms and open standards, provides the flexibility operators need to succeed in an always-evolving wireless market.

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CDMA2000 is a trademark of the Telecommunications Industry Association.

About Ericsson Expander

The Ericsson GSM/EDGE and CDMA2000 Expander portfolio enables operators to address segments in high growth markets through cost-efficient and scalable GSM/EDGE and CDMA2000 solutions. The main focus of the product and service portfolio is to bring affordable mobile services within the reach of many more users. Through the flexible, scalable and cost-effective solutions, operators benefit by reducing total cost of ownership and opening up additional revenue streams.
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