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Singtel and Ericsson to present “live” showcase of Mobile Broadband at 21Mbps

Singtel and Ericsson to present “live” showcase of Mobile Broadband at 21Mbps

 

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Singapore, 8 January 2009 – Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) and Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel), both leading telecommunications players, will unveil “live” faster mobile broadband performance at up to 21Mbps this weekend in conjunction with the Volvo Ocean Race stopover in Singapore.
 
Singtel customers will enjoy faster connectivity on next-generation mobile devices for multimedia downloads, applications and digital content streaming.  The higher speed mobile connection, known as High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) evolution, will create a richer and seamless mobile broadband experience for customers anywhere, anytime. This will set new standards for uploading/downloading and data delivery in the telecommunications industry.  
 
For example, with the 21Mbps high-speed network, customers can download music files or large email attachments up to three times faster than the current speed of 7.2Mbps.  Ericsson had earlier supplied Singtel with a strong and robust HSPA mobile broadband network capable of providing download speeds of up to 14.4Mbps.
 
A “live” demonstration of high-performance mobile broadband services that Singtel’s forthcoming 21Mbps mobile network can offer will be showcased at the Ericsson pavilion located at Sentosa Cove. Singtel has invited some of its customers for a glimpse of the fast-speed capability shown via high-definition video streaming, videoconferencing and online gaming.
 
Mr Yuen Kuan Moon, Singtel’s Chief of Consumer, says: “Our customers continue to demand a seamless experience while accessing rich multimedia content and innovative applications over our mobile broadband network. Singtel is pleased to offer our customers greater flexibility and mobility at higher speeds, which will empower them to collaborate and innovate fluidly without borders, whether they are at work, home or on the go. 
 
“Our partnership with Ericsson, the leading provider of mobile telecommunication infrastructure, puts us in a strong position to always bring world-class services and innovations to our customers. This demonstration of high-speed connectivity underscores Singtel’s commitment and drive to introducing cutting-edge technology in Singapore.”
 
Ms Ann Emilson, President & Country Manager, Ericsson Singapore, says: “We are pleased to support Singtel in its efforts to deliver high quality next-generation mobile experience to all of its users. Singtel’s well established network infrastructure will be instrumental in meeting the burgeoning demand for high-speed broadband users in Singapore.” 
 
Singtel’s 21Mbps service will be offered to customers progressively this year subject to the availability of supporting mobile devices.
                                     
 
 

About Singtel

 

 
Singtel is Asia's leading communications group with operations and investments around the world. Serving both the corporate and consumer markets, it is committed to bringing the best global communications solutions to customers in the Asia Pacific and beyond. 
 
With significant operations in Singapore and Australia (through wholly-owned subsidiary Singtel Optus), the Group provides a comprehensive portfolio of services that includes voice and data over fixed, wireless, Internet and satellite platforms as well as pay TV.
 
To serve the needs of multi-national corporations, Singtel has a network of 37 offices in 19 countries and territories throughout Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States. These offices enable Singtel to deliver reliable and quality network solutions to its customers, either on its own or jointly with local partners.
 
The Group also has major investments in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines and Thailand. Together with its regional partners, Singtel is Asia’s largest multi-market mobile operator, serving more than 216 million customers in eight markets.
 
Singtel employs more than 20,000 people worldwide and had a turnover of S$14.84 billion (US$10.05 billion) and net profit after tax of S$3.96 billion (US$2.68 billion) for the year ended 31 March 2008. More information can be found @ www.singtel.com and www.optus.com.au. 
 
 
 

About Ericsson

 

 
Ericsson is the world's leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators. The market leader in 2G and 3G mobile technologies, Ericsson supplies communications services and manages networks that serve more than 195 million subscribers. The company's portfolio comprises mobile and fixed network infrastructure and broadband and multimedia solutions for operators, enterprises and developers. The Sony Ericsson joint venture provides consumers with feature-rich personal mobile devices.
 
Ericsson is advancing its vision of 'communication for all' through innovation, technology, and sustainable business solutions. Working in 175 countries, more than 70,000 employees generated revenue of USD 27.9 billion (SEK 188 billion) in 2007. Founded in 1876 and headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson is listed on OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm and NASDAQ.
 
For more information, visit www.ericsson.com or www.ericsson.mobi.