Faroese Telecom Ltd., the leading operator on the Faroe Islands, has selected Ericsson as sole supplier for its GSM network upgrade with EDGE and GPRS. The upgrade will enable launch of new, highly advanced broadband data services for consumers and enterprises.

Under the agreement, Ericsson will deliver a complete solution for EDGE and GPRS including all hardware and software, an overall management system, support and implementation.

"It is a pleasure for Faroese Telecom to further extend the good relations and cooperation with Ericsson. With GPRS and EDGE introduced in the Faroese Telecom Mobile Network we will get in front of the pack", said Andras RĂ³in, President and CEO at Faroese Telecom. "This upgrade is also of great value for the ambitious Faroese project, The Bitland Enterprise, aiming to make the Faroe Islands a leading country in the utilisation of new technology".
"We are proud that Faroese Telecom, a strong long-term business partner for Ericsson, is implementing the latest Ericsson EDGE solution into their future-proof mobile network. This significant step will enable competitive Mobile Internet services and lift the telecommunications infrastructure of the Faroe Islands to a top level", said Tom Lundberg, President at Ericsson Denmark.

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