Ericsson selected by CTM to provide in-building solution to world's largest casino, The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel

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Nov 12, 2007 08:00 (GMT +00:00)
Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has been selected by leading operator CTM (Companhia de Telecomunicações de Macau S.A.R.L.) to be the end-to-end integrator of indoor coverage to the largest single structure hotel in Asia and the second largest building in the world, The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel.

With responsibility for end-to-end solution design, deployment and integration services, Ericsson's turnkey in-building solution will enable high-quality, seamless coverage across 2G and 3G networks for both commercial GSM/EDGE/WCDMA and CDMA. It also supports professional users with TETRA coverage.

At 10.5 million square feet, The Venetian Macao is big enough to hold 90 Boeing 747 jumbo jets. The hotel offers 3,000 all-suite guest rooms and with one million square feet of retail space, 1.2 million square feet of meeting, convention and exhibition space, and the 15,000-seat Venetian Arena.

As the hotel is the venue for the Mobile Asia Congress (November 12-15), Ericsson's solution will also be the telecommunications backbone for all event participants and exhibitors.

Vandy Poon, CEO of CTM, says: "We chose Ericsson because of its leading-edge wireless broadband indoor coverage technology and innovative solutions, along with its rich rollout experience. This deal extends our long-running partnership and emphasizes our shared commitment to providing high-quality seamless communications in Macao." 

Johan Adler, President of Ericsson Hong Kong and Macau, says: "The Venetian Macao is already a landmark building and is now set to become a landmark for wireless in-building solutions. We are thrilled to partner with CTM and provide our world-leading in-building solution for this prestigious project."

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About The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel
The Venetian Macao houses the world's largest gaming space of 550,000 square feet, with 3,400 slot machines and more than 800 gambling tables. It has 3000 rooms, a 15,000-seat Venetian Arena, 1 million square feet of retail space for 350 stores, 1.2 million square feet of convention space, more than 30 restaurants and the Venetian Theatre that will open featuring an original production from world-renowned Cirque du Soleil early next year.

About Companhia de Telecomunicações de Macau S.A.R.L. (CTM)

Formed in October 1981, Companhia de Telecomunicações de Macau S.A.R.L. (CTM) is a joint venture of Cable and Wireless, Portugal Telecom, together with CITIC Pacific and Macao Post. Being the only full telecom service provider in Macau, CTM plays an important role in the development of telecom infrastructure and strives to provide world-class telecommunications services to Macau, which includes fixed telephony, mobile, Internet and enterprise solutions. For more information about CTM, please visit

About Ericsson's In-Building Solutions

Ericsson offers complete end-to-end in-building solutions that become integrated parts of the radio network, and its products are fully interoperable with most vendors' infrastructure. Ericsson has more than a decade of experience in designing and deploying in-building coverage solutions. Ericsson is also able to further adapt these solutions to meet customer-specific demands. Its in-building coverage solutions are flexible, future-proof and cost-effective, and can handle multi-system and/or multi-operator scenarios. The solutions provide coverage and capacity enhancements for all kinds of sites, including tunnels, airports and shopping centers.