Ericsson has been awarded two new GSM/EDGE contracts by Digicel Group, the fastest-growing mobile telecommunications company in the Caribbean. Under the contracts, Ericsson will deliver and install GSM/EDGE networks in Trinidad & Tobago and Haiti.

The contracts include radio equipment for Digicel Haiti as well as radio and core equipment for Digicel Trinidad & Tobago, GPRS/EDGE networks, transmission equipment, pre-paid systems, network management systems, mobile portal solutions, implementation services and training.


Mario Assaad, Digicel Group Chief Technology Officer says: "Digicel's vision to build a seamless wireless network across the Caribbean is fast becoming a reality. We are pleased to bring our partnership with Ericsson to Trinidad & Tobago and Haiti, new markets that offer significant opportunities.


"By leveraging the flexibility and superiority of Ericsson's GSM technologies, we can improve quality, offering coverage, reliability and access to the widest range of services. Our customers can look forward to a user experience that is unmatched, and that suits perfectly with our superior customer service and value-based offerings." 


Martin Björk, Country Manager, Ericsson Jamaica, and Key Account Manager for Digicel Group, says: "These contracts reinforce our long-term partnership with Digicel Group, and we are very proud to be selected by Digicel once again. Together, we will deliver advanced wireless technology and innovative services for Caribbean consumers and enterprises. Ericsson's position as the leading wireless infrastructure provider in the region is confirmed as we enter two new markets with Digicel."   


Ericsson is the world's leading EDGE supplier, supporting 48 of the 98 commercially launched EDGE networks.
 
Ericsson is shaping the future of mobile communications and broadband Internet through continuous technological leadership. Providing innovative solutions in over 140 countries, Ericsson is helping to create the most powerful communication companies in the world.
 
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