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Ericsson: Cable TV provider UPC Poland selects Ericsson for field maintenance managed services and transformation

* Ericsson to assume responsibility for field maintenance, network quality
and operational efficiency in UPC Poland's network
* Deal represents Ericsson's first cable managed services contract in Poland

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has signed a managed services agreement with UPC
Poland, the country's largest provider of digital cable TV and broadband

Ericsson will assume responsibility for field maintenance in UPC Poland's
network and for delivering continuous improvements in network quality and
operational efficiency. Ericsson will also drive preventive and corrective
maintenance activities with a focus on process optimization. The five-year
agreement will be effective from April 1, 2016. The deal represents
Ericsson's first cable managed services contract in Poland.

Severina Pascu, CEO Central and Eastern Europe, Liberty Global, says: "The
expansion of infrastructure is our strategic priority which will enable UPC
Poland to significantly increase its scale of operations and investments
aimed at advancing of the quality of digital services. Teaming up with
Ericsson will facilitate further dynamic growth of the company, providing
superior experience to our customers in the ever changing digital world, and
a further career development in a stable, international organization for
those UPC team members, who will start their employment at Ericsson."

Jean-Claude Geha, Vice President, and Head of Managed Services globally at
Ericsson says: "Liberty Global has been at the forefront of technological
innovation in high-speed broadband and interactive digital television for
decades. The contracts in Poland and Hungary are in line with our strategy to
expand Ericsson's Managed Services offering to cable providers. We are
committed to enabling cable providers like UPC maintain superior customer
experience in the ever changing digital world."

In September 2015, Ericsson announced a similar contract with UPC Hungary. In
addition, Ericsson is the exclusive metadata provider for UPC parent company
Liberty Global's digital TV platforms in multiple European countries. Every
year, Ericsson distributes more than 2.7 million hours of programming in more
than 90 languages for more than 500 TV channels. At the same time, Ericsson
manages networks that serve 1 billion subscribers worldwide. UPC Poland is
the largest cable television operator in Poland. UPC Poland provides digital
TV, broadband internet, and digital (VoIP) telephony services for 3 million
households (1.4 million individual and corporate customers). UPC Poland is a
Liberty Global Group Company (NASDAQ: LBTYA).


Managed Services press backgrounder

Ericsson ConsumerLab TV&Media Report 2015

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Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society - a world leader in
communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with
every major telecom operator in the world allow people, business and society
to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future.

Our services, software and infrastructure - especially in mobility, broadband
and the cloud
- are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better business,
increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new

With approximately 115,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries,
we combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support
networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the
world's mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our investments
in research and development ensure that our solutions - and our customers -
stay in front.

Founded in 1876, Ericsson has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Net sales
2015 were SEK 246.9 billion (USD 29.4 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ
OMX stock exchange in Stockholm and the NASDAQ in New York.


Ericsson Corporate Communications
Phone: +46 10 719 69 92

Ericsson Investor Relations
Phone: +46 10 719 00 00



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Source: Ericsson via Globenewswire


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