"We are excited to work with Ericsson to deploy a commercial CDMA2000 solution," said Lillemor Larsson, Managing Director of Suntel. "We believe Ericsson's leading, future-proof solution will enable Suntel to provide cost-effective and progressive voice and data experiences to our customers."  


"We are honored to partner with Suntel in rolling out their CDMA2000 1X network," said Mats Granryd, president of Ericsson Mobile CDMA Systems."


Under the agreement, Ericsson will provide its comprehensive CDMA2000 1X network solution, including: core and radio; value-added applications, such as multi-media messaging service, short messaging service and Pre-paid; and services such as radio network design and optimization, training and network rollout.


"Ericsson is committed to supporting Sri Lanka's growing telecommunications market and we look forward to exploring possibilities of bringing advanced voice and data services, such as Wireless Broadband, to Sri Lanka." said Bimal Dayal, Managing Director of Ericsson Telecommunications Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.


Deployment will begin soon with expected commercial availability in Q2 2005.
 
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