Ericsson Supplies Full Commercial EDGE System for Westel in Hungary
Dec 22, 2003
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Stockholm, Sweden-based Ericsson is now the sole suppler of a full commercial EDGE system to Hungarian mobile operator, Westel. The Hungarian market leader has already launched commercial EDGE service in the heaviest traffic areas of Budapest and is extending service to 130 sites in the capital city by the end of the year.

Ericsson is Westel's major GSM and GPRS infrastructure supplier, and now with EDGE from Ericsson, Westel is one of the first operators in Europe to launch commercial EDGE service.

"Westel, the Hungarian market leader, is a great partner for early technology roll-outs," said Staffan Pehrson, CEO of Ericsson Hungary. "Again they show their high competence, focus and innovativeness."

Ericsson and Westel say they have built up a strong strategic partnership during the past 10 years. Among the firsts claimed by the two companies is one of the world's first commercial, full-scale MMS service launch, in April 2002, based on Ericsson's MMS solution.

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