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Ericsson supplies Claro’s new GSM network in Chile


October 5, 2006, Claro Chile, a subsidiary of América Móvil, has selected Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) as the sole supplier of its new GSM/GPRS core network.

With Ericsson’s mobile softswitch and packet core solutions, Claro has taken an important step towards an all-IP network. It also gains a wide range of new attractive services, cost effectively, and the capacity it needs to meet the growing demand of its customers.

In the turnkey project, Ericsson also delivered a series of services that facilitated the August launch of the new network, including business consultancy, design and initial installation of the network, and core optimization.

Salvador Salazar, CEO of Claro Chile, says: “Ericsson’s global experience, in combination with local expertise and market-leading technology, will benefit us when delivering new and attractive services, specially designed for the Chilean market.”

Gino Montalto, country manager, Ericsson Chile, says: “We are proud to continue being Claro’s supplier and we are ready to support it on this new GSM technology path. Our solutions will allow Claro to bring new services to its customers in a cost-efficient way.”

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.


About Claro Chile
Claro is a subsidiary of America Móvil, the leading operator in Latin America, which in 2005 consolidated its position as one of the largest wireless operators in the world. The company entered Chilean market in 2005. Read more at

About Ericsson softswitch solutions
Ericsson softswitch solutions are commercially proven systems that maintain and extend operator revenues. They provide a low-risk evolution of existing circuit-switched networks to a telecom-quality, IP, multimedia service platform. With Ericsson’s softswitch solutions, operators gain the opportunity to utilize network resources for next-generation services in the most cost-efficient way, while continuing to profit from traditional voice services. More than 80 fixed and mobile operators worldwide have commercially launched services based on Ericsson’s softswitch solution.

About Ericsson packet core solutions
Ericsson is the world-leading supplier of mobile packet core networks. Ericsson’s solutions are optimized for mobile broadband, providing telecom-quality IP and a superior user experience. More than 140 operators in more than 85 countries rely on them to generate revenues from new and compelling multimedia services.


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