Digi on the edge with Swedish technology

Ericsson has won a contract for Malaysian mobile phone operator DiGi Telecommunications.
     The Swedish telecom multinational will supply network infrastructure for Digi’s network upgrade to EDGE in the Klang Valley which includes the capital city of Kuala Lumpur.
     EDGE is an evolution of the Global System for Mobile (GSM) technology that allows consumers to use cellular handsets, PC cards, PDAs and other wireless devices to connect to the Internet at data rates up to four times faster than existing GSM and GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) wireless devices.
     Ericsson will supply the necessary EDGE network infrastructure and equipment, including the upgrade of associated core network and supply of radio access equipment for the activation of EDGE.
     Digi’s Chief Technical Officer, Jon Eddy, said that the alliance was in line with Digi’s commitment to give its customers a seamless migration to next generation-wireless services.
     “We are now working with two partners to implement our aggressive expansion plan to upgrade the network, enabling our more than 2.2 million customers to enhance their mobile multimedia experience with high speed data access,” added Mr Eddy.
     Digi is a subsidiary of the Telenor Group of Norway and one of Malaysia’s leading mobile communications providers.

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