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Ericsson: Ericsson chosen as major LTE supplier by Taiwan's Far EasTone

* Far EasTone has chosen Ericsson as a major supplier for its LTE radio and
core network
* Users will enjoy an improved smartphone user experience, with faster web
browsing and downloads and better network performance
* 4G CBS (Cell Broadcast System) to be implemented to help Taiwan Government
and consumers for disaster warning services

Far EasTone, a telecommunications operator in Taiwan, has announced that it
has chosen Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) as its major LTE supplier. Ericsson will
provide hardware, software and support services, rolling out a multi-access
RAN and core network for both 3G and 4G services, as well as assisting with
network optimization.

The agreement will see the LTE network rolled out nationwide, giving Far
EasTone customers around the country speeds of up to 150 Mbps/50 Mbps
(downlink/uplink) with 20 MHz LTE frequency bandwidth for smartphone and
mobile broadband use. To speed up the network rollout, the 700 and 1800 MHz
bands will both be supported.

The deal will also see the implementation of Ericsson's 4G CBS (Cell Broadcast
System) which will enable the Taiwanese government and consumers to avail of
disaster warning services.

Yvonne Li, President of Far EasTone, says: "We are looking forward to this 4G
implementation and offering our users an improved experience in terms of
smartphone and mobile broadband usage in a very competitive market."

Jan Signell, Head of Ericsson Region North East Asia says: "We are pleased to
extend our successful long-term partnership with Far EasTone by providing
them with our LTE radio and core network. Far EasTone will now be able to
offer its customers improved speeds and reliability, with the opportunity to
expand as future needs grow. We are proud that we have partnered with Far
EasTone to make their 3G network one of the best-performing networks in the
world, and we are fully committed to providing a superior performing 4G/LTE
network to Far EasTone and their customers."

Following its founding in 1997, Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) quickly
became a leading company in Taiwan, providing telecommunications and digital
application services to customers.

Ericsson is the market leader in LTE. Today, 50 percent of the world's LTE
smartphone traffic is served by Ericsson networks, which is more than double
the traffic of our closest competitor. More than 190 LTE RAN and Evolved
Packet Core networks have been delivered worldwide, of which more than 130
have gone live commercially. Ericsson is present today in all high-traffic
LTE markets including the US, Japan, South Korea, Australia and Canada, and
has been selected by the top 10 LTE operators, as ranked by LTE subscriptions


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About Far EasTone

Far EasTone Telecommunications (FET) is a leading company in Taiwan which
provides telecommunications and digital application services. FET honors
"Trustworthy, Proactive, Innovative, Accountable, Collaborative" as its core
values. Since its inception in 1997, "Closing the Distance" has always been
the brand spirit of FET, and the Company continues to innovate and develop in
the hopes to "Stand out in Competition, Support Innovative Operations and
Uphold our Solid Commitment".

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, businesses and
societies to fulfil 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 more than 110,000 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
in 2013 were SEK 227.4 billion (USD 34.9 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

Ericsson chosen as major LTE supplier by Taiwan's Far EasTone


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Source: Ericsson via Globenewswire


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