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Ericsson to Upgrade mcel Network in Mozambique

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Ericsson says has been chosen as preferred supplier by Mozambican operator mcel to upgrade and expand its existing 3G radio network in Maputo, Mozambique's capital city.

This contract builds on Ericsson's longstanding relationship with mcel and comes on the heels of a recently completed upgrade of mcel's 3G core network by Ericsson.

Under the agreement, Ericsson will deploy its industry leading core network solutions as well as its multi-standard base station RBS 6000. The core network solutions include Ericsson's Mobile Softswitch Solution and Ericsson SmartEdge-based Mobile Packet Backbone Network (MPBN) solution.

mcel, the premier operator in Mozambique, started operations in 1997 and now has more than 4.3 million customers and the most extensive network in the country - covering 65% of the geographical area, and 75% of the population.

Financial terms for the contract were not disclosed.

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