Malaysian operator Maxis has selected Ericsson to expand its 3G network and upgrade it to HSDPA. The contract also includes an extension of Maxis' and Ericsson's Managed Services contract, signed earlier this year. Under the contract, Ericsson will be responsible for the entire operation and management of the 3G-radio network.
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Ericsson has the telecom industry's most comprehensive managed services offerings, covering management of day-to-day operations of a customer's network and can also include managed capacity for efficient network build out wherever and whenever needed, as well as hosting of applications and content management. As the undisputed industry leader in managed services, Ericsson has officially announced well over 50 managed services contracts with operators worldwide since 2002. Excluding hosting, Ericsson is managing networks that, together, serve more than 43 million subscribers worldwide.
Maxis is Malaysia's premier telecommunications company and a market leader, providing high-quality voice and data services to more than 6.6 million customers. Its mobile post-paid and pre-paid services are offered under the Maxis and Hotlink brands respectively. The company has achieved its leading position through a clear strategy of developing premium brands, providing quality network and customer services, as well as introducing innovative services and products. In support of its mobile business, Maxis also operates an international gateway, as well as a domestic fixed-line network, which offers voice and data services to business customers. Its broadband infrastructure includes fiber optic, microwave and VSAT technologies.