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April 14, 2014

Ericsson Partners with Far EasTone On LTE Services

When it comes to successful tech companies and diversifying, Ericsson is one in the top in the world. The company has recently taken another big step in the cellular provider status. The firm has been chosen by Taiwan’s Far EasTone to serve as that company’s LTE supplier. This is hardly the first time the company has dabbled in the Far East, with an announcement it has signed a deal with Telenor in Myanmar.

Along with the deal comes the ability for users to have an improved smartphone experience. This means customers of Far EasTone will be getting faster web browsing and downloads as well as better overall network performance. Along with the consumer benefits, there will also be a network called 4G CBS (Cell Broadcast System) which will help the Taiwanese government for disaster warning services.

The deal will have Ericsson providing hardware, software and support services. There will also be a multi-access RAN and core network for 3G and 4G networks. Ericsson will be announcing the LTE network is getting rolled out nationwide and that means EasTone users will have browsing and download speeds of 150 Mbps/50 Mbps (downlink/uplink).

Jan Signell, Head of Ericsson Region North East Asia talked about the merger in a recent statement. "We are pleased to extend our successful long-term partnership with Far EasTone by providing them with our LTE radio and core network. Far EasTone will now be able to offer its customers improved speeds and reliability, with the opportunity to expand as future needs grow. We are proud that we have partnered with Far EasTone to make their 3G network one of the best-performing networks in the world, and we are fully committed to providing a superior performing 4G/LTE network to Far EasTone and their customers." Signell said.

Far EasTone was founded in 1997 and has since grown to be the largest telecommunications and digital application services to customers.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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