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Press Release -- May 9th, 2012
Source: Ericsson
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Flat Wireless Selects Ericsson for CDMA Packet Core Solution

  • Delivery and systems integration of Ericsson’s next-generation CDMA Packet Core in North America
  • Network modernization to enable support of new terminals, enhanced radio and seamless migration to EPC/LTE
  • Improves network capabilities for ClearTalk customers in West Texas, Colorado, Arizona and California

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC, news, filings) today announced it has been selected by Flat Wireless for delivery and systems integration of a new CDMA Packet Core solution for its ClearTalk brand. The network modernization of packet core will provide Flat Wireless with the ability to support additional terminal types, enhanced radio capabilities and seamless migration to EPC/LTE. The contract marks the introduction of Ericsson’s next-generation CDMA Packet Core solution in North America. Ericsson will also provide consulting and customer support services.

Increasing smartphone and laptop usage has required operators across the board to upgrade their Packet Core networks. Ericsson’s CDMA Packet Core provides a cost-effective solution with a proven roadmap for future network migrations.

“This new Ericsson platform will enable ClearTalk to address our current CDMA data needs with the added ability to advance forward to LTE as our customer demand dictates,” said Tony Sabatino, Chief Technical Officer, Flat Wireless. “We will use this new system to support our current Ericsson data network and another infrastructure network in our western networks.

The CDMA Packet Core (PDSN, CDMA Home Agent and HSGW) provides packet data services to CDMA subscribers enabling access to Internet and corporate networks.

Ericsson’s CDMA Packet Core solution provides a feature-rich platform for service providers. The solution enables, policy control, advanced charging capabilities, multi access support and a smooth migration path to EPC/LTE. The architecture of the solution is highly scalable allowing operators to expand their nodes when signaling and data traffic increases with a pay as you grow model.

“As networks become faster and more efficient, it is critical that all operators evaluate their migration roadmap to next-generation networks,” said Craig Stein, head of US Regions, Broadband and Media Customer Unit for Ericsson. “We are excited to work with Flat Wireless to continue its migration path with Ericsson’s first delivery and systems integration of our next-generation CDMA Packet Core.”

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