Ericsson deploys GSM/EDGE network for Digicel in Panama

The partnership will allow Digicel to offer innovative mobile services to its subscribers in Panama and reinforces Ericsson's role as its preferred supplier in the region.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Under the agreement, Ericsson will be sole supplier of a GSM/EDGE network including radio access network, Mobile Softswitch Solution, mobile backhaul solution with optical and microwave products and Convergent Charging and Billing solution. Ericsson will also be responsible for network deployment, systems integration, and learning services. Deployment has already started.

The introduction of EDGE capability means that operators can cost-effectively increase data capacity in the network and offer high-speed mobile data services over the GSM network. EDGE provides a cost-efficient way to introduce new services and boost the uptake of mobile data services.

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