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Ericsson powers CTM’s 3G/WCDMA network in Macau


November 13, 2006, Companhia de Telecomunicações de Macau S.A.R.L. (CTM) has chosen Ericsson to supply its 3G/WCDMA/HSPA network. With 3G from CTM, users will be able to enjoy up to 14.4Mbps, high-bandwidth mobile broadband and multimedia services in Macau.

Under the agreement, Ericsson will be the sole supplier of CTM’s 3G network, delivering and deploying the packet core, mobile softswitch and radio access network, as well as related network rollout services.

Phil Green, CEO of CTM, says: “We are committed to providing the best telecommunications service to our customers. With this 3G service, we are thrilled to lead Macau into the next era of communications. The new service will not only enable us to further develop innovative and personalised services for local customers, but also provide more convenience for international travelers in Macau with 3G roaming services to stay in touch with people all around the world.”

CTM was recently granted a 3G license by the Macao Special Administrative Region Government and is expected to roll out its 3G services in the second quarter 2007.

Johan Adler, President of Ericsson Hong Kong and Macau, says: “We’re proud to work with CTM as part of Macau’s very first 3G network development. The provision of CTM’s 3G network further demonstrates Ericsson’s position as a world technology leader and the key driver of third-generation mobile multimedia services.”

Ericsson offers true end-to-end 3G solutions that lay the foundation for a smooth, seamless and cost-effective evolution path from today’s GSM networks. Ericsson’s WCDMA and GSM solutions are built on a common core network, service network, mediation and network management systems, ensuring that CTM can deploy 3G quickly, safely and cost-effectively.

The implementation of CTM’s 3G/WCDMA network is another significant step in the successful 25-year partnership between Ericsson and CTM, which started when Ericsson became the sole supplier of CTM’s local and international exchange, and later TACS mobile network and GSM mobile networks.

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.

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About Companhia de Telecomunicações de Macau S.A.R.L. (CTM)
Formed in October 1981, Companhia de Telecomunicações de Macau S.A.R.L. (CTM) is a joint venture of Cable and Wireless and Portugal Telecom, together with CITIC Pacific and Macao Post. Being the only full telecom service provider in Macau, CTM plays an important role in the development of telecom infrastructure and strives to provide world-class telecommunications services to Macau, which includes fixed telephony, mobile, internet and enterprise solutions. For more information about CTM, please visit


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