DiGi Selects Ericsson for EDGE Network Upgrade in Malaysia

3/19/2004 - Ericsson has been selected by DiGi Telecommunications (DiGi) as a network infrastructure provider for its network upgrade to EDGE in the Klang Valley which includes the capital city of Kuala Lumpur.

Ericsson will supply the necessary EDGE network infrastructure and equipment, including the upgrade of associated core network and supply of radio access equipment for the activation of EDGE.

DiGi's Chief Technical Officer, Jon Eddy, said that the alliance was in line with DiGi's commitment to give its customers a seamless migration to next generation-wireless services.

"We are now working with two partners to implement our aggressive expansion plan to upgrade the network, enabling our more than 2.2 million customers to enhance their mobile multimedia experience with high speed data access," added Mr. Eddy.

Ericsson's involvement in DiGi's network enhancement underlines the strong partnership between the two parties.

"Ericsson has been a key partner in the deployment of DiGi's GSM network and we are honoured to be part of this significant milestone in the evolution its network in Klang Valley," said Mats H Olsson, Ericsson Malaysia's President & Country Manager.

"We hope that we can bring to the partnership some key learnings from our EDGE implementation experience that will enable DiGi to offer rich consumer experiences through new and exciting services, as well as support its needs for changing business models and high quality standards in end-to-end solutions," he added.

According to Ericsson Malaysia's Key Account Vice President for DiGi, Eric Timmer, Ericsson is fully committed to ensuring DiGi's smooth transition to advanced services via EDGE, adding that the account team would also rely on its strengths in service layer solutions and access to global applications and experiences via Ericsson Mobility World to support this goal.

DiGi, a subsidiary of the Telenor Group of Norway, is one of Malaysia's leading mobile communications providers.

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.

About DiGi
DiGi is a leading mobile communications company providing a comprehensive range of affordable, convenient and easy to use wireless services to simplify and enrich the lives of its customers. We create value for our customers by selecting the most appropriate cutting edge technology so that they benefit from products and services that give them choice, convenience and control.

We have an established presence as a leader in voice and data prepaid services with a number of firsts that have set industry benchmarks for creativity and innovation. These services are offered under the Beyond Prepaid brand name. Our postpaid services under the Horizon Postpaid and Discover Business Solutions brand names deliver high quality voice as well as value-added mobile content and data services to both individual and corporate customers.

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