3G operator Svenska UMTS-Nät AB, the joint venture between Tele2 and TeliaSonera, has awarded Ericsson a new three-year frame agreement for the delivery of core and radio access network. Under the agreement, Ericsson will continue to secure multi-vendor network integration between the shared 3G network and the respective 2G networks of Tele2 and TeliaSonera.

Ericsson was the first to introduce technologies for shared 3G networks. The shared network includes Ericsson's mobile softswitch solution, which provides network intelligence through an efficient and flexible layered architecture design. Ericsson is also providing the advanced multi-vendor and multi-technology network integration needed for a seamless consumer experience. Through Svenska UMTS-Nät AB, operators TeliaSonera and Tele2 have the first and one of the absolute largest shared 3G network in the global telecommunications industry.

"We are very proud for the continued trust that Svenska UMTS-Nät shows us by entering this new agreement and we look forward to continue developing their business together with them", said Steinar Tveit, Head of Market Unit Nordic and Baltics at Ericsson. "We have today gained great experience with both shared and multi-vendor networks and our solutions are effectively adapted to the needs of our customers".
Ericsson is shaping the future of Mobile and Broadband Internet communications through its continuous technology leadership. Providing innovative solutions in more than 140 countries, Ericsson is helping to create the most powerful communication companies in the world.


Ole Selchau, Manager External Relations
Ericsson Nordic & Baltics
Phone: +45 33 88 32 49, +45 23 32 12 16
E-mail: press.relations@ericsson.com

About Svenska UMTS-Nät AB
Svenska UMTS-Nät (Swedish UMTS Network Ltd.) is a joint venture between Tele2 and Telia with the purpose of building a UMTS network in Sweden.. Tele2 and Telia each own 50% of Svenska UMTS-Nät. Svenska UMTS-Nät will provide the basic UMTS network. Tele2 and Telia will develop products and provide services to consumers separately and independently. Svenska UMTS-Nät will not provide services to end customers.