Sunday, October 16, 2005

Movistar Argentina Selects Ericsson for GSM Expansion

Movistar Argentina, a member of the Telefonica Moviles group, selected Ericsson as a sole supplier for its GSM and transmission networks expansion. Ericsson will supply EDGE-ready GSM/GPRS 850MHz and 1900MHz radio access and core network to expand Movistar's nationwide GSM network. Ericsson will also enhance Movistar's access transmission network with MINI-LINK microwave transmission. It includes high capacity radios and smart traffic nodes, together with implementation and professional services. MINI-LINK will help Movistar Argentina to meet demand for mobile voice and data services at lower cost and with increased network control. Financial terms were not disclosed.