Pacific Bell Wireless has selected Ericsson to provide a turnkey General Packet Radio Services (GPRS) 1900 MHz system. The agreement, which will bring PBW's California and Nevada subscribers another step closer to the wireless Internet, continues Ericsson's leadership in the evolution to third generation mobile networks. The multi-million dollar contract includes two pairs of 100k SAU (simultaneous attached users) SGSN & GGSN nodes, complete BSC hardware upgrade and GPRS network software. Pacific Bell Wireless is a subsidiary of SBC Communications Inc. No other SBC companies are included in the agreement. "Ericsson's GPRS solution is the first step in adding the power of mobility to Datacom applications," says Bo Dimert, President and CEO, Ericsson Inc. "This deal will provide Pacific Bell Wireless subscribers in California and Nevada with the ability to browse the Web or their corporate intranets even faster, and to capably send e-mails with relatively large attachments."
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