Ericsson to deliver mobile backhaul for T-Mobile Poland

Ericsson to deliver mobile backhaul for T-Mobile Poland 
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN -- (Marketwire) -- 02/27/13 --  
* New mobile backhaul solution from Ericsson serves 15 million
T-Mobilecustomers in Poland 
* Ericsson to provide mobile backhaul that enables significant
increase in 
network capacity, scalability and operational
* Mobile backhaul ensures IP connectivity all the way through the
network     enabling continued running of 2G and 3G networks and
future LTE services 
The use of mobile broadband is spreading rapidly in Poland. In 2011
mobile broadband usage was 55 percent, a steady and significant
increase from 20 percent in 2009. The increase in mobile broadband
users has challenged network
operators to provide significantly more
capacity, while maintaining network performance. With this solution
from Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), Polska Telefonia
Cyfrowa S.A. (PTC),
operator of T-Mobile brand, can address the increasing demand for
Ericsson will supply T-Mobile with its industry-leading MINI-LINK SP
Packet aggregation nodes, Ericsson SPO 1400 Packet Optical Transport
and IP Transport
network management system products. T-Mobile will
gain simple and cost-effective network migration from TDM (Time
Division Multiplexing) to high-performance
packet networking based on
MPLS-TP (Multiprotocol Label Switching Transport Profile) with a
complete end-to-end managed mobile backhaul solution from Ericsson.
Ericsson is also providing deployment, support and spare parts
management services as part of the solution. 
Anders Runevad, President of RWCE at Ericsson, says: "PTC, operator
of T-Mobile brand, is an exceptional partner for Ericsson. Our
companies have cooperated
together for 17 years. The mobile backhaul
migration provides superior network
quality, through a simple and
scalable solution. It offers speed and reliability
and meets the
subscriber demands for more bandwidth and the best possible broadband
experience for our customers." 
About PTC 
Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa S.A. (PTC) is the operator of the T-Mobile
network in
Poland. PTC was founded in 1995 as a limited liability
company. On August 1st, 2011 PTC was transformed into a joint-stock
company. Deutsche Telekom Group, a global telecommunication concern
the owner of T-Mobile and T-Systems, is the first co-founder and
currently the sole owner of PTC. Deutsche Telekom is one of the
world's leading integrated telecommunications companies with
128 million mobile customers, 36 million fixed-network lines
and approximately
17 million broadband lines. Deutsche Telekom is
present in over 50 countries. 
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