Ericsson has been selected by Libertel-Vodafone as sole supplier for a UMTS network in the Netherlands. The contract is valued at approximately USD 45 million.
The 3G contract includes hardware, software and services for the roll out of the UMTS network. Libertel-Vodafone will begin offering 3G
services to its customers commercially by the end of 2002.
Ericsson currently supplies GSM including GPRS to Libertel-Vodafone and this agreement continues Ericsson's relationship as sole supplier for
both the Core and Radio Access Network (RAN).
"Ericsson is gratified to be chosen to deliver Libertel-Vodafone's complete third-generation network," stated Jef Keustermans, President
Ericsson Netherlands. "We will bring to bear our world-leading expertise combined with our strong local presence in the Netherlands to together
with Libertel-Vodafone rapidly bring the best in mobile Internet services to their customers."
Ericsson is the global leader in mobile systems. Ericsson has to date been named as a supplier in 27 publicly announced WCDMA commercial agreements, more than any other vendor.
Ericsson is shaping the future of Mobile and Broadband Internet communications through its continuous technology leadership. Providing
innovative solutions in more than 140 countries, Ericsson is helping to create the most powerful communication companies in the world.