Ericsson has signed the first ENGINE Integral contract in Latin America with CTBC Telecom. The deal will provide next-generation services for
the operator's existing 650,000 fixed and 200,000 mobile users. CTBC Telecom is the third Brazilian operator to adopt ENGINE as the solution
for upgrading of its backbone infrastructure towards a multi-service network for voice, data and high-speed Internet.
Ericsson's ENGINE solution will migrate CTBC Telecom's network to a next-generation network, able to carry voice, data and Internet traffic, to
more than one million citizens in Sao Paulo, Minas Gerais, Goias and Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. The installation will be carried out during fourth quarter of 2001.
"Ericsson's ENGINE Integral Network concept is innovative and we will be pioneers in Brazil adopting such solution," said Osvaldo Firmino, CTBC Telecom Operations and Technical Director. "This concept will allow us
to provide services through a single network, a unified system."
"Furthermore our network speed and capacity will also be improved," emphasizes Mr. Firmino. "There are many benefits for the operator in
terms of cost reduction and in terms of capability to offer a larger variety of services to our users."
"We are very pleased that CBTC has chosen Ericsson's ENGINE solution to upgrade their network with new services and we are confident that it will help them become even more competitive in the new Brazilian market
scenario," said Rogrio Loripe Guimarnes, Vice President of Technology and Products at Ericsson Brazil.
ENGINE Integral is a new optimized network, which is cost-effective for the operator and prepared to provide a new range of services, mainly
related to the rapid Internet growing.
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