AT&T and Ericsson Team Up for Global Device Connectivity


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* Ericsson to provide testing and verification for devices within AT&T's Global SIM Program prior to launch of each device * Connected devices are proliferating and providing new services in allareas of life * AT&T's single SIM solution accelerates and simplifies market entry forits device manufacturers on a global scale

AT&T has selected Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) to provide testing andverificationfor devices within its Global SIM Program. Ericsson will test theperformancefor each manufacturer's device to ensure the devices are compatible withregulatory and international carrier requirements and networks.

Device verification and carrier certifications are crucial to robust,optimizeddevice performance across the extensive, standards-based mobile broadbandinfrastructure that Ericsson delivers globally.

According to the agreement, AT&T's global SIM devices will be verified andtested by Ericsson prior to launch in Ericsson labs throughout the world.

As the global leader in mobile networks, Ericsson is able to help operatorslikeAT&T secure the best customer experience by helping them make devices morenetwork friendly, as well as making networks more device friendly. Throughitsglobal device labs, Ericsson is able to ensure maximum performance for bothdevice manufacturers and network operators.

AT&T has a recognized leading position for connected device growth. In2012 itlaunched the innovative AT&T Global SIM program, which is in line with itsstrategic intent to expand its international business and take its visionforconnected devices to the next level.

"Ericsson's global market leadership makes it a true one-stop-shop fordeviceand application verification," said Glenn Lurie, President of EmergingDevices,Resale and Partnership, AT&T. "The result is an additional enhancement forourcustomers, wherever in the world they may travel."

Vish Nandlall, CTO and SVP Strategy and Marketing, Ericsson North America,said:"Ericsson and AT&T share a vision for a Networked Society, where connecteddevices will proliferate and provide new services in all parts of ourlives.AT&T's expansion as a global player in connected devices will help realizeopportunities for seamless launch of devices that make our lives andbusinessesmore efficient."


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Ericsson is the world's leading provider of communications technology andservices. We are enabling the Networked Society with efficient real-timesolutions that allow us all to study, work and live our lives more freely,insustainable societies around the world.

Our offering comprises services, software and infrastructure withinInformationand Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries.Todaymore than 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic goes through Ericssonnetworks and we support customers' networks servicing more than 2.5 billionsubscribers.

We operate in 180 countries and employ more than 100,000 people. Founded in1876, Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2011 the company'snetsales were SEK 226.9 billion (USD 35.0 billion). Ericsson is listed onNASDAQOMX, Stockholm and NASDAQ, New York stock exchanges.

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