Kyivstar GSM and Ericsson Sign 3-Year Frame Supply Contract
Dec 19, 2003
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Kyivstar GSM, Ukraine's leading mobile operator, has selected Ericsson, based in Stockholm, Sweden, as sole supplier of GSM/GPRS/EDGE equipment in order to expand coverage and increase network capacity throughout the territory of Ukraine.

Under the 3-year contract, Kyivstar gives Ericsson exclusive status for deliveries of GSM/GPRS/EDGE equipment. The contract also includes transmission equipment as well as a services agreement.

As an innovative mobile communications company, Kyivstar will be the first operator in Ukraine to implement EDGE in its network. EDGE, an enhancement of GPRS, can handle three times the data throughput of GPRS, in existing spectrum bands.

"By signing this important contract with one of world's top suppliers of telecom solutions, our company will substantially strengthen its leading position as a provider of high-tech innovative services to our subscribers," said Igor Lytovchenko, president of Kyivstar GSM. "Our long-term and mutually beneficial cooperation enters a new level with this agreement."

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