October 27, 2008

Axis Selects Ericsson for Network Expansion

Indonesian mobile operator Axis has selected Ericsson as partner for the next phase of its national network rollout program.

With this agreement Ericsson will be responsible for the deployment of a GSM/EDGE and WCDMA radio access network, including about 2100 sites in Greater Jakarta, Banten and Sumatra. Ericsson will also supply its mobile backhaul solution with optical and microwave products.

The contract also includes a three-year managed services agreement to provide technical support and network operation, including field operations and support services.

Erik Aas, president and CEO of Axis, said: "Ericsson has been a key strategic partner since the launch of our operations and we are pleased to continue this relationship into Axis' next growth phase. Having Ericsson as our managed services partner will help us boost competitiveness, improve cost efficiencies and achieve our ambition of bringing high-quality communications services to our subscribers."