Photo - Todd Ashton, President of Ericsson Malaysia & Sri Lanka.
Communications solutions provider Ericsson has signed a three-year global framework agreement with Malaysia-grown telecom Axiata Group [Axiata], which will cover microwave and radio technologies for Axiata's operating companies.
Todd Ashton, president of Ericsson Malaysia & Sri Lanka and global customer unit Axiata, said the collaboration extends to the supply of microwave, 2G, 3G and 4G wireless technologies, which includes Ericsson MINI-LINK microwave transmission, multi-standard RBS6000 family of base stations for macro and small cell networks, and Ericsson Psi Coverage solution.
As one the main suppliers of microwave and radio equipment for the expansion of GSM, WCDMA and LTE coverage, Ericsson will help Axiata to capture the rapid data growth fuelled by a networked society and create new revenue streams from enriched data services, said Ashton.
"The award of this framework agreement further strengthens the partnership between Ericsson and Axiata Group, and confirms Ericsson's position as technology leader. The flexibility and reliability of our solutions will help Axiata offer the best possible service to their customers," he said.
Axiata has controlling interests in mobile operators in Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Cambodia with strategic stakes in India and Singapore. In addition, the Malaysian grown holding company has a stake in non-mobile telecommunication operations in Pakistan.
The Group's mobile subsidiaries and associates operate under the brand name 'Celcom' in Malaysia, 'XL' in Indonesia, 'Dialog' in Sri Lanka, 'Robi' in Bangladesh, 'Smart' in Cambodia, 'Idea' in India and 'M1' in Singapore.
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