Ericsson, the world leader in mobility, successfully demonstrated the first international 3G mobile-to-mobile call in Malaysia today. The
historic international 3G mobile-to-mobile call was made via Ericsson's 3G mobile system in Malaysia to SmarTone Mobile Communications Ltd's 3G network in Hong Kong.
The historic call was made in conjunction with the opening of Ericsson's 3G Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) Showcase
in Kuala Lumpur, with Malaysia's Minister of Energy, Communications & Multimedia, YB Datuk Amar Leo Moggie. presiding at the opening
ceremonies and making the nation's first international 3G mobile-to-mobile call.
The Ericsson 3G Showcase is a fully operational 3G network based on commercial 3GPP compliant WCDMA products from Ericsson. Visitors can
experience the appeal and effectiveness of advanced mobile applications, ranging from location-based solutions and games, to
messaging services and mobile commerce, in a high-speed mobile network environment. The Ericsson Showcase features a complete WCDMA system and operations center.
"Ericsson is taking the leading role in the world's transition to 3G, moving towards wideband, multimedia and data telecom networks. Today, we are proud to showcase our full-fledged, ready-to-roll 3G system for the first time in Malaysia," says Ragnar Baeck, Executive Vice
President of Ericsson Group and President of Ericsson Asia Pacific Ltd.
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.