Ericsson to deliver mobile backhaul for T-Mobile Poland


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* New mobile backhaul solution from Ericsson serves 15 millionT-Mobilecustomers in Poland

* Ericsson to provide mobile backhaul that enables significant increasein network capacity, scalability and operational flexibility

* Mobile backhaul ensures IP connectivity all the way through the network enabling continued running of 2G and 3G networks and future LTEservices

The use of mobile broadband is spreading rapidly in Poland. In 2011 mobilebroadband usage was 55 percent, a steady and significant increase from 20percent in 2009. The increase in mobile broadband users has challengednetworkoperators to provide significantly more capacity, while maintaining networkperformance. With this solution from Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), PolskaTelefoniaCyfrowa S.A. (PTC), operator of T-Mobile brand, can address the increasingdemand for data.

Ericsson will supply T-Mobile with its industry-leading MINI-LINK SP Packetaggregation nodes, Ericsson SPO 1400 Packet Optical Transport and IPTransportnetwork management system products. T-Mobile will gain simple andcost-effective network migration from TDM (Time Division Multiplexing) tohigh-performancepacket networking based on MPLS-TP (Multiprotocol Label Switching TransportProfile) with a complete end-to-end managed mobile backhaul solution fromEricsson. Ericsson is also providing deployment, support and spare partsmanagement services as part of the solution.

Anders Runevad, President of RWCE at Ericsson, says: "PTC, operator ofT-Mobile brand, is an exceptional partner for Ericsson. Our companies havecooperatedtogether for 17 years. The mobile backhaul migration provides superiornetworkquality, through a simple and scalable solution. It offers speed andreliabilityand meets the subscriber demands for more bandwidth and the best possiblebroadband experience for our customers."


About PTC

Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa S.A. (PTC) is the operator of the T-Mobile networkinPoland. PTC was founded in 1995 as a limited liability company. On August1st, 2011 PTC was transformed into a joint-stock company. Deutsche TelekomGroup, a global telecommunication concern, the owner of T-Mobile andT-Systems, is the first co-founder and currently the sole owner of PTC.Deutsche Telekom isone of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies witharound128 million mobile customers, 36 million fixed-network lines andapproximately17 million broadband lines. Deutsche Telekom is present in over 50countries.

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