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Ericsson signs GSM/EDGE contract with Digicel in Honduras


Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has been awarded a GSM/EDGE contract by Digicel Group in Honduras, making Ericsson the preferred supplier for Digicel’s operations in the Caribbean, El Salvador and now in Honduras.

Under the agreement Ericsson will be the sole supplier of a GSM/EDGE network including core network, radio access and microwave transmission. It will provide subscribers with access to a reliable and robust network as well as services such as GPRS/EDGE mobile internet access, per-second billing and international roaming. The deal also includes Ericsson’s Mobile Softswitch Solution, which is capable of carrying large volumes of voice traffic in a state-of-the-art network architecture.

Ericsson will also provide services including network deployment and integration, design, optimization and systems integration.

Mario Assaad, CTO Digicel Group, says: “We are pleased to bring our partnership with Ericsson to Honduras. It enables us to build industry-leading infrastructure that will help drive telecommunications innovation and deliver dependable network coverage for our customers. There is strong potential for growth in this mobile market, and Digicel is committed to delivering superior technology and providing the best mobile phone service throughout the country. As a country rich in culture with vibrant communities, Honduras offers a tremendous opportunity for us to help connect families and friends through a wide range of GSM services and value offerings.”

Erik Glimtoft, Country Manager, Ericsson Honduras, says: “As the worldwide leader in GSM/EDGE, Ericsson is proud to be selected again by Digicel as its sole supplier and to have the opportunity to support them with our leading technology in Honduras as well. This contract reinforces our long-term partnership with Digicel Group, as well as our leadership in telecommunications in Central America and the Caribbean.”


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