Ericsson to supply Movistar's new GSM network in Uruguay

Movistar Uruguay, the mobile operator of the Telefónica Móviles group in Uruguay, has selected Ericsson as sole supplier for its GSM and transmission network. The operator will be able to offer more advanced features and innovative services to its customers.
Press release
Oct 31, 2005 09:00 (GMT +00:00)
Under the agreement, Ericsson will provide a complete new GSM network, including EDGE-ready GSM/GPRS 850MHz radio access and core networks and related services.

Ericsson will also enhance Movistar's access transmission network with MINI-LINK microwave transmission. It includes high-capacity radios and smart traffic nodes, together with implementation and professional services.

Pablo de Salterain, CEO, Movistar Uruguay, says: "This major network investment, with Ericsson's help as the GSM radio-core and transmission networks provider, demonstrates Telefónica's commitment to offer the Uruguayan market the latest mobile telephony, innovative value-added services and to keep a clear focus on customer service."

Rafael Sancristóbal, Vice President, Customer Unit Telefónica, Ericsson South Latin America, says: "We feel honored that Movistar Uruguay has selected Ericsson as the preferred partner and sole supplier to launch its new GSM network and to expand its transmission infrastructure in Uruguay."

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