14 December 2000
Swisscom Mobile has chosen Ericsson to supply its UMTS equipment, and a multi-year contract has been signed to this effect. The contract includes a complete offer covering all the required equipment and services. Over the coming years, Swisscom Mobile will invest in total more than a billion francs in the construction of a UMTS network in Switzerland, which will provide additional capacity for new services from 2002, in particular in mobile data communication.
Decisive factors in selecting Ericsson were commercial considerations and technical aspects, as well as contractually guaranteed system availability and faithfulness to deadlines. The contract also includes the supply of UMTS phones. Ericsson is one of the word´s leading manufacturers of mobile network equipment and phones.
Bern, 14 December 2000