Ericsson and MobiCom bring mobile broadband to Mongolia
Mongolian operator MobiCom has launched the first high-speed mobile broadband network in the country, powered by HSPA technology from Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC). The launch enables MobiCom to introduce mobile broadband services to its subscribers across Mongolia, starting in the capital Ulaanbaatar where about 40 percent of the country’s 3 million inhabitants live.
Ericsson’s leading HSPA technology provides fast data-transmission speeds, boosts network capacity and lowers response times for interactive services. The new HSPA-enabled network will allow MobiCom to offer a range of new services, such as high-speed mobile internet access, video telephony, multimedia messaging (MMS) and other innovative multimedia services related to e-health and e-commerce.
Under the contract, Ericsson is the sole supplier of the WCDMA/HSPA radio access network. It is also responsible for network deployment and a wide range of professional services, including systems integration of MobiCom’s multi-vendor network, support and competence development.
Bolor Dorjnamjil, CEO of MobiCom Corporataion LLC, says: “This launch reflects MobiCom’s continuous commitment to offering its subscribers the latest services and applications. MobiCom was the first operator to introduce mobile services in Mongolia and is now launching the country’s first mobile broadband services. Ericsson’s experience in 2G-3G network deployments and extensive support capacity make it the ideal partner for this project.”
Jan Campbell, Head of Easter Europe and Central Asia, at Ericsson, says: “It is a great honor to be MobiCom’s partner for this milestone launch of the first 3G network in the country. We are confident that mobile broadband services will further facilitate the development of world-class communications in Mongolia for the benefit of its people.”
Ericsson’s cooperation with MobiCom started in 2004 and includes contracts for GSM radio access and transmission.
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Ericsson is the world’s leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators. The market leader in 2G and 3G mobile technologies, Ericsson supplies communications services and manages networks that serve more than 250 million subscribers. The company’s portfolio comprises mobile and fixed network infrastructure, and broadband and multimedia solutions for operators, enterprises and developers. The Sony Ericsson joint venture provides consumers with feature-rich personal mobile devices.
Ericsson is advancing its vision of ’communication for all’ through innovation, technology, and sustainable business solutions. Working in 175 countries, more than 70,000 employees generated revenue of USD 27 billion (SEK 209 billion) in 2008. Founded in 1876 and headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson is listed on OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm and NASDAQ.
For more information, visit www.ericsson.com or www.ericsson.mobi.
About MobiCom Corporation
A Mongolian-Japanese joint venture, MobiCom Corporation launched its operations in 1996, and was the first operator to introduce mobile phone services in Mongolia. MobiCom has grown from a mobile service provider to an IT solutions provider and now offers a wide range of IT products, including mobile, satellite, wireless, fixed phone and internet services. Its network covers more than 90 percent of the country and provides cellular services across Mongolia. For more information, visit: http://www.mobicom.mn
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