Ericsson Launches Stylish New Site Solution

    STOCKHOLM, June 17 /CNW/ - Finding new locations for radio base stations
is a growing challenge, especially in urban and suburban areas. Ericsson's
(NASDAQ:  ERIC) new solution addresses this challenge by being as eye-catching,
or as unobtrusive, as required in order to shorten the time to obtain building
permission from authorities. The site is designed by renowned Scandinavian
architect Thomas Sandell.

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    The Ericsson Capsule Site is a new innovative radio base station designed
for use in urban areas and to empower sustainable societies by enabling faster
mobile broadband rollout. It is equally adept at becoming a focal point in a
town square, or blending into the background at the side of a road, for
example. Designed to complement any urban or suburban space - it will
contribute with the fill-in coverage that is increasingly needed as demand for
mobile broadband takes off.
    The Ericsson Capsule Site is an "all-in-one" solution encapsulating all
necessary equipment, thereby reducing installation time by up to 50 percent,
and reducing costs by up to 30 percent. It is delivered in an innovative
'flat-pack' form, making transport significantly easier and can be assembled
in less than one day. The site cover, made of composite, weighs only 800 kg.
    Ulf Ewaldsson, Vice President and Head of Product Area Radio Networks at
Ericsson, says: "Ericsson strives to constantly redefine the
telecommunications landscape with its innovative technology and design. With
its small footprint and ability to blend into its surroundings, the solution
reflects our commitment to the development of sustainable societies"
    The first Ericsson Capsule Site will be launched June 17 at the Volvo
Ocean Race stopover in Stockholm, Sweden. It is designed by renowned Swedish
architect and designer, Thomas Sandell, who also designed the award-winning
Ericsson Tower Tube.

    Ericsson is the world's leading provider of technology and services to
telecom operators. Ericsson is the leader in 2G, 3G and 4G mobile
technologies, and provides support for networks with over 1 billion
subscribers and has a leading position in managed services. The company's
portfolio comprises of mobile and fixed network infrastructure, telecom
services, software, broadband and multimedia solutions for operators,
enterprises and the media industry. The Sony Ericsson and ST-Ericsson joint
ventures provide consumers with feature-rich personal mobile devices.

    For further information, please contact

    Ericsson Corporate Public & Media Relations
    Phone: +46-10-719-69-92

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