|Ericsson selected as sole supplier of Personal WCDMA/HSPA network in Paraguay|
|Monday, 17 March 2008|
Ericsson has been chosen by Paraguay's operator, Personal, to supply a nationwide WCDMA/HSPA network in a move that will enable the operator to introduce a new generation of mobile broadband services.
Under the one-year frame agreement, Ericsson will be the sole supplier of a WCDMA/HSPA radio network and a fully IP-based common core network, including Ericsson's Mobile Softswitch Solution. The deal also includes a range of professional services, such as network design, network deployment and systems integration, network review and knowledge transfer. Deployment has started.
Ericsson's HSPA solution will boost network capacity, allowing Personal to broaden its service offering and tap into new revenue streams. Subscribers will enjoy a richer communication experience through the introduction of next-generation mobile broadband services, including high-speed mobile internet access, mobile TV and video, and mobile-music related services.
Marcelo Prudencio, CEO of Personal Paraguay, says: "Personal is driving the growth of the telecom industry in Paraguay. Ericsson's state-of-the-art technology and experience will allow us to provide a premium, end-to-end customer experience. We are committed to offering a world-class 3G network throughout the country."
Fatima Raimondi, President of Ericsson South Latin America, says: "We are proud to build upon our long-term partnership with Personal and evolve their WCDMA/HSPA offering. Ericsson's advanced technology helps operators significantly increase network capacity and will allow them to offer their customers a real mobile broadband experience and innovative commercial 3G services."
Ericsson is currently powering 86 of the 174 commercial HSPA networks launched worldwide, with many additional ongoing deployments.
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