Ericsson was selected sole supplier by Serbian mobile operator Mobtel to modernize the company's network introducing its mobile softswitch solution and successfully completed its commercial launch.

Ericsson mobile softswitch will further enhance coverage and capacity in Serbia and will meet operator's need for rapid and cost-efficient growth. The deliveries started on August 2005 and the commercially implementation completed successfully on October.

Bo Anderson, President Ericsson Serbia and Montenegro, says: "As the world leading supplier of mobile technologies, we are delighted to provide our softswitch solution to one of our major partners, strengthening our relationship with Mobtel and, at the same time, leading the way to layered architecture services in Serbia."

Goran Vasic, CTO, Mobtel says: "This solution will enable Mobtel to expand, enhance and further upgrade our network in the most efficient way."

"As Ericsson has proved its leading position in this specific field and as we have a long term cooperation with Ericsson, we once again choose Ericsson as our supplier," he added.

Ericsson's mobile softswitch is the first step in the evolution to an all-IP network. By introducing a layered architecture, with centralized operations and a common flexible core network, Ericsson mobile softswitch ensures a common foundation for new consumer services.

Ericsson is the market leader in softswitch solutions for both fixed and mobile telecommunications networks with the world's first mobile softswitch introduced in March 2003 and with more than 50 commercially deployed live networks worldwide.
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