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Slovak Telekom Launches Nationwide 4G/LTE Network With Ericsson

Ericsson is the operator's sole supplier of 2G and 3G radio, as well as circuit core hardware and software, including IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem). With the Ericsson IMS Slovak Telekom will evolve its current voice business to support VoLTE in the future. This will enable HD voice, video calling over LTE and other new flexible communication services. Ericsson is also providing managed services for Slovak Telekom's fixed network operations.

NOTES TO EDITORS

About Slovak Telekom

Slovak Telekom is the largest Slovak multimedia operator and the second largest in mobile. Of a total 6.416 million active SIM-cards in the Slovak market, Slovak Telekom held 2.175 million in September 2013.

Today, more than 80 percent of the population has 3G/HSPA+ coverage and the new addition of 4G means that Slovak Telekom continues to be a technology leader in building mobile broadband networks. The company is a member of the multinational Deutsche Telekom Group.

About Ericsson and LTE

Today, 50 percent of the world's LTE smartphone traffic is served by Ericsson networks, which is more than double the traffic of our closest competitor. More than 180 LTE RAN and Evolved Packet Core networks have been delivered worldwide, of which more than 110 have gone live commercially. Ericsson is present today in all high-traffic LTE markets including the US, Japan, South Korea, Australia and Canada, and has been selected by nine of the top 10 LTE operators, ranked in terms of worldwide LTE subscriptions.

http://www.ericsson.com/thecompany/press/mediakits/lte

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Ericsson is a world-leading provider of communications technology and services. We are enabling the Networked Society with efficient real-time solutions that allow us all to study, work and live our lives more freely, in sustainable societies around the world.

Our offering comprises services, software and infrastructure within Information and Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries. Today 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic goes through Ericsson networks and we support customers' networks servicing more than 2.5 billion subscriptions. 

We are more than 110,000 people working with customers in more than 180 countries. Founded in 1876, Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2012 the company's net sales were SEK 227.8 billion (USD 33.8 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm and NASDAQ, New York stock exchanges.

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