· World’s first and largest commercial 4G service launched by TeliaSonera and Ericsson in Stockholm
· Commercial launch ahead of original plan, largest deployment to date
· Speeds make it possible to send and receive HD video
TeliaSonera’s mobile broadband commercial network in Stockholm is now the fastest and largest in the world. Carl-Henric Svanberg, President and CEO of Ericsson is excited about this historical moment. “The new era of mobile broadband has just begun today. With LTE, so-called 4G, your mobile broadband experience is moving to unequalled levels. The LTE speed gives you an absolutely effortless feeling of broadband access.”
# Gary Pinkham appointed head of Corporate Affairs and Communications in North America
# Pinkham is presently head of global Investor and Analyst Relations
The appointment of Pinkham follows Ericsson’s significantly strengthened position in the North American market. The Nortel acquisition, along with important breakthrough contract wins for Ericsson in North America and the recently announced relocation of Ericsson’s Chief Technology Officer Håkan Eriksson from Stockholm to Silicon Valley, positions Ericsson as the leading provider of telecommunications technology and services in the United States and Canada. Ericsson has almost tripled the number of employees in North America from the beginning of 2009 and now has some 14,500 employees. In terms of sales, North America will now be Ericsson’s largest region.
# Isolated and deprived communities to get access to internet for the first time
# M-health and m-education to 175 villages
# Connectivity to generate economic opportunity
More than 30,000 people in 175 Amazon villages will get access to e-health and e-education services through mobile broadband. Ericsson and Vivo are part of a group that will bring mobile broadband connectivity to the Amazonian state of Pará in Brazil.
With more than 5 million sq km, the Amazon represents over half of the planet’s remaining rainforests and comprises the largest biodiversity on the planet.
Ericsson is to provide Al-Madar Al-Jadid, Libya’s leading mobile operator with a convergent charging and billing solution that will enable its mobile subscribers to enjoy benefits such as flexible tariffs and full control of costs, bonuses and rewards. Ericsson will also supply related systems integration services.
Abdulkhalek Ashuor, General Manager of Al-Madar Al-Jadid, says: “We’ve worked with Ericsson since 1995 and we trust that their competence in the revenue-management area and experience of delivering complex convergent charging and billing projects will allow us to enhance our service offering to our customers at an efficient cost and with faster time to market. We are looking forward to introducing this new and flexible platform”.
Telekom Austria Group gears up for the next generation of mobile services
18,5 million users in eight countries to get higher speed and improved services
Microwave solution increases capacity and reduces costs
Mobile phone subscribers are doing an increasing amount with their handsets, and Telekom Austria Group is expecting a significant increase in capacity demands; data traffic in Austria alone has increased fivefold over the past two years. To meet these demands, all Telekom Austria Group companies in eight European countries are, besides other innovative technologies, upgrading their mobile networks with Ericsson’s latest, microwave solution, which enables increased capacity while reducing costs for mobile operators.