Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Panama's Digicel Deploys GSM/EDGE with Ericsson

Ericsson has signed a sole-supplier agreement with Digicel Group for the nationwide deployment of a GSM/EDGE network in Panama. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Under the agreement, Ericsson will be sole supplier of a GSM/EDGE network including radio access network, Mobile Softswitch Solution, mobile backhaul solution with optical and microwave products and Convergent Charging and Billing solution. Ericsson will also be responsible for network deployment, systems integration, and learning services. Deployment has already started.

Ericsson is now supplying mobile systems to Digicel in 24 countries across the Caribbean and Central America, including: Jamaica, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Bermudas, Turks and Caicos, Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & Grenadines, Curacao, Aruba, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, French West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Suriname, El Salvador, Honduras - and now Panama.

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