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Vodafone Egypt Tests Energy-Saving PsI-Coverage Solution from Ericsson

Apr 8 2013 12:00AM



STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN -- (Marketwired) -- 04/08/13 --

-- First of its kind Psi-Coverage solution trial from Ericsson deployed on Vodafone Egypt's live network-- Resulted in 40% lower power consumption-- Reducing energy consumption makes 3G coverage expansion more affordable; operators can more easily bring mobile broadband to more subscribers-- Innovative combination of software and hardware solution boosts uplink coverage and capacity, allowing operators to offer high-quality services to users

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has announced that it successfully tested Psi-Coverage, afirst-of-its-kind energy-saving solution in the Vodafone Egypt Network.Psi-Coverage will provide end users with mobile broadband (3G) coverage, whileenabling considerable energy and cost savings for the operator.

In the First Field Implementation (FFI), Psi-Coverage lowered energyconsumptionby 40 percent as a result of reducing the amount of radios used for a 3Gbasestation (from 3 to 1) within the network. By rolling out the solution, Psi-Coverage brings high quality coverage to less densely populated areas.Eliminating excess power consumption creates a more energy efficientnetwork.

Tony Dolton, Chief Technology Officer at Vodafone Egypt, said: "Psi-Coverageproved to be successful during testing, it reduced power consumptionsubstantially and helped in saving OPEX/CAPEX costs. We are pleased to havepartnered with Ericsson yet again on this opportunity to demonstratetechnologyleadership."

The Ericsson-unique solution eliminates the need for three radios in acoveragearea, and instead uses one radio unit that connects three antennas togethertoprovide high quality coverage without the power usage that is necessary inlarger cities. The name of the solution is symbolic, as PSI in Greek hastheshape of a fork with three teeth, representing the innovative set-up of thenetwork.

Anders Lindblad, President of Region Middle East and Africa, Ericsson,says:"This is an example of innovating with our customers to try new andsustainableways of bringing mobile broadband to the masses. Our continued partnershipwithVodafone Egypt has allowed us to take a huge leap in deploying solutionsformore sustainable mobile networks. Psi-Coverage allows operators to reducecarbonfootprint while maintaining quality of services to their customers."

Ericsson and Vodafone recognize the increasingly important role of themobileindustry in helping to achieve sustainable development. Psi-Coverage helpsachieve more energy efficient networks through better resource consumption.AsEgypt transforms into a highly connected market, mobile users will enjoybenefits of data with less strain on energy consumption.


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Ericsson is a world-leading provider of communications technology andservices.We are enabling the Networked Society with efficient real-time solutionsthatallow us all to study, work and live our lives more freely, in sustainablesocieties around the world.

Our offering comprises services, software and infrastructure withinInformationand Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries.Today40 percent of the world's mobile traffic goes through Ericsson networks andwesupport customers' networks servicing more than 2.5 billion subscriptions.

We are more than 110,000 people working with customers in more than 180countries. Founded in 1876, Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.In2012 the company's net sales were SEK 227.8 billion (USD 33.8 billion).Ericssonis listed on NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm and NASDAQ, New York stock exchanges.

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