First CDMA 450MHz EVDO Rev B commercial network successfully deployed

Press release
Feb 15, 2011 16:15 (GMT +00:00)
  • The first introduction of 450MHz CDMA EVDO Rev B technology in a commercial network
  • Improved data throughput and efficiency enriching the user experience
  • Further expanding the CDMA 450MHz eco-system

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has successfully deployed the first commercial CDMA 450MHz EVDO Rev B network in Scandinavia with Net1 / This demonstrates Ericsson's ongoing commitment to strengthen the 450MHz eco-system.

This technology supports the intensifying market demand for greater data throughput and increased network efficiency, offering quality mobile broadband capability for residential and business users.

With CDMA EVDO Rev B, users can achieve higher data rates with download speeds of up to 9.3 Mbits per second and upload speeds of up to 5.4 Mbits per second. This solution enables more effective broadband services and delivers existing applications more efficiently.

"We are very pleased with this development on our CDMA 450MHz network. Now, we can enhance our mobile broadband service offerings to our customer base in Scandinavia," says Net1 COO, Gösta Kallner.

CDMA 450MHz technology provides a cost-effective coverage solution within a standardized international frequency band.  With the addition of EVDO Rev B, operators can provide an improved mobile broadband user experience.

"Ericsson continues to evolve its CDMA portfolio to support requirements for higher mobile broadband data rates. This unlocks network capabilities and machine-to-machine opportunities to further support Ericsson's vision of the networked society. Ericsson is pleased to jointly innovate with Net1 to drive new broadband offerings," says Paul Challoner, Head of Product Area Access at Ericsson's business unit CDMA Mobile Systems.

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Ericsson is the world's leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators. Ericsson is the leader in 2G, 3G and 4G mobile technologies, and provides support for networks with over 2 billion subscribers and has the leading position in managed services. The company's portfolio comprises mobile and fixed network infrastructure, telecom services, software, broadband and multimedia solutions for operators, enterprises and the media industry. The Sony Ericsson and ST-Ericsson joint ventures provide consumers with feature-rich personal mobile devices. 

Ericsson is advancing its vision of being the "prime driver in an all-communicating world" through innovation, technology, and sustainable business solutions. Working in 175 countries, more than 80,000 employees generated revenue of SEK 206.5 billion (USD 27.1 billion) in 2009. Founded in 1876 with the headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson is listed on OMX NASDAQ, Stockholm and NASDAQ New York


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