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Ericsson: Ericsson transforms network capabilities for Telenor Asia

* Ericsson and Telenor Group sign five-year network enhancement contract
* Agreement covers deployment of 4G/LTE networks and transformation of 2G and
3G networks in Thailand, Bangladesh and Myanmar
* dtac, Grameenphone and Telenor Myanmar subscribers to enjoy improved
smartphone performance, including faster web browsing and downloads

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has signed a five-year contract with Telenor Group for
the design and implementation of 4G/LTE networks and the transformation of
existing 2G and 3G networks in Thailand, Bangladesh and Myanmar.

The agreement includes hardware, software and services. Ericsson will install
its multi-standard radio base station, the RBS 6000, which supports 3G and
4G/LTE in a single cabinet. Indoor small cell solutions will also be
deployed, including the Radio Dot System and RBS 6402 to address the
requirement of reliable mobility, security and performance in challenging
indoor environments. Around the world, the small cell base station RBS 6402
is delivering speeds of up to 300 Mbps, with deployments in less than 10
minutes, enabled by self- organizing network (SON) features. In Radio Dot
System deployments, mobile data throughput has improved by up to 5 times,
dropped calls have been reduced to zero, and installation times are as low as
4 minutes per Dot.

In addition, micro radio base station RBS 6501 will also add extra capacity
and seamless mobility in selected outdoor spaces.

The transformation will improve network capacity and enhance mobile broadband
experiences for dtac (4G/LTE), Grameenphone (2G/3G) and Telenor Myanmar
(2G/3G) subscribers. Consumers will enjoy improved smartphone and network
performance, including faster web browsing and downloads.

dtac, Grameenphone and Telenor Myanmar are part of the Telenor Group, which is
headquartered in Oslo, Norway.

Operators such as Telenor Group are looking to enable digital transformation
of societies by extending internet connectivity to as many people as
possible. By teaming with Ericsson, operators are able to bring vital
infrastructure, new services and products that empower people, business and

Sam Saba, Head of Region South East Asia and Oceania, Ericsson, says: "This
contract clearly demonstrates Ericsson's technology and services leadership,
and further extends our long-standing relationship with Telenor Group.

"Ericsson's 3G and 4G/LTE network solutions will enable dtac, Telenor Myanmar
and Grameenphone to deliver unique experiences for people, business and
society, thus shaping and accelerating the Networked Society in Thailand,
Bangladesh and Myanmar."

Ericsson is today present in all high-traffic LTE markets, including the US,
Japan and South Korea, and is ranked first for handling global LTE traffic -
40 percent of the world's mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks.
Ericsson is number one in LTE market share within the world's top 100 cities.
More than 220 Ericsson LTE RAN and evolved Packet Core networks have been
delivered worldwide, of which 170 are live commercially.


Ericsson at Mobile World Congress 2016

During Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona, Ericsson will showcase its
unique industry insights, the latest innovation and inspirational discussions
that enable powerful new business opportunities. We are in the midst of the
societal transformation we call the Networked Society: a society in which
mobility, broadband and cloud empower every person and every industry to
reach their full potential. Opportunity is everywhere, and companies are
transforming according to the role they have chosen to play in the value
chains and ecosystems of the Networked Society.

Join us in our Hall (Hall 2, Stand 2N60) to learn about 5G, the Internet of
Things and cloud, and to discuss the impact digital transformation can have
on people, business and society.

Follow the conversation online:

For media kits, backgrounders and high-resolution photos, please

About Telenor Group

Telenor Group, headquartered in Oslo, Norway, is one of the world's major
mobile operators with 200 million mobile subscriptions, full-year revenues of
NOK 128 billion in 2015 and a workforce of about 36,000. Telenor Group has
mobile operations in 13 markets and in an additional 14 markets through
ownership in VimpelCom Ltd. For more information, please

About dtac

Total Access Communication PLC, or dtac, is one of the leading mobile
operators in Thailand with approximately 28 million subscribers. Founded in
August 1989, dtac has invested more than THB 130 billion over the past decade
in strengthening its business by continuously upgrading its technology and
improving service quality. For more information, please

About Grameenphone

Grameenphone is the leading telecommunications operator in Bangladesh.
Starting operations in March 1997, Grameenphone was the first operator to
introduce GSM technology in Bangladesh. It pioneered the then-breakthrough
initiative of mobile-to-mobile telephony, and is the first operator to cover
99 percent of Bangladesh's population with networks.

As of January 2016, Grameenphone had more than 56 million subscribers and more
than 15 million internet users. For more information, please

About Telenor Myanmar

Telenor Myanmar is one of the leading telecommunications operators in Myanmar.
Telenor obtained licenses in Myanmar in February 2014 and launched mobile
voice and internet services using 2G and 3G GSM technology in the same year.
Telenor today serves more than 14 million customers in Myanmar through a 100%
3G GSM network spanning more than 4,600 towers, and through more than 66,000
points of sales nationwide. For more information, please

About Ericsson

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

Ericsson transforms network capabilities for Telenor Asia


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Source: Ericsson via Globenewswire


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