Ericsson Converged Packet Gateway Receives 4GWE LTE Visionary Award 2009

October 24, 2009 | Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) today announced that its Converged Packet Gateway (CPG) has been named a recipient of the 2009 4GWE LTE Visionary Award by Technology Marketing Corporation (

October 24, 2009 | Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) today announced that its Converged Packet Gateway (CPG) has been named a recipient of the 2009 4GWE LTE Visionary Award by Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC), a global integrated media company, in conjunction with Crossfire Media.

Ericsson’s Converged Packet Gateway (CPG), part of the company’s comprehensive Evolved Packet Core offering, enables operators to offer cost- effective broadband services to fixed and mobile subscribers. The CPG is currently being deployed in the world’s first LTE offerings from Verizon, TeliaSonera and MetroPCS. The 4GWE LTE Visionary Award honors products that demonstrate the planning and vision of delivering wireless broadband services.

“Ericsson’s achievements in advancing 4G through LTE development is worthy of being selected as recipient of the 4GWE LTE Visionary Award,” said Carl Ford, co-founder and community developer, Crossfire Media. “Ericsson is an innovator and one to watch for the next evolution of solutions.”

“As operators continue to transform their networks to IP and introduce bandwidth intensive services, it’s imperative they deliver a seamless and consistent user-experience across fixed and mobile networks,” said Melih Tufan, Head of Packet Networks, IP & Broadband at Ericsson. “We are happy to accept this 4G industry award which comes on the heels of the real-world validation we’ve already received from the first network operators to deploy LTE. The CPG plays a central role in next generation converged networks that will support the 50 billion connections we expect by 2020.”

Ericsson’s CPG supports mobility between LTE and interworking with WCDMA/GSM networks as well as non-3G access networks, such as fixed wireless and Wireless LAN. This allows for a smooth implementation and gradual transition to a common core network for mobile and fixed broadband. The CPG is based on Ericsson’s proven 480Gbit/s throughput SmartEdge 1200 platform, providing the telecom-quality reliability operators demand.

“It is an honor to bestow Ericsson with this award. Their contribution toward the future of mobile broadband is commendable,” stated Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “I look forward to more innovation from Ericsson in the future.”

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.

Ericsson is advancing its vision of “to be the prime driver in an all- communicating world” through innovation, technology, and sustainable business solutions. Working in 175 countries, more than 75,000 employees generated revenue of SEK 209 billion (USD 32.2 billion) in 2008. Founded in 1876 with the headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson is listed on OMX NASDAQ, Stockholm and NASDAQ New York.


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About TMC

Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is a global integrated media company helping our clients build communities in print, in person and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, and NGN magazines. TMCnet, TMC’s Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMCnet is read by two million unique visitors each month on average worldwide, according to Webtrends. TMCnet has ranked within the top 3,000 in Quantcast’s Top U.S. sites, placing TMCnet in the nation’s top .03% most visited Web sites. In addition, TMC produces ITEXPO, 4GWE Conference (in conjunction with Crossfire Media), Digium|Asterisk World and AstriCon (in conjunction with Digium), and Communications Developer Conference.

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About Crossfire Media

Crossfire Media is an integrated marketing company with a core focus on future trends in technology. We service communities of interest with conferences, tradeshows, webinars and newsletters. Crossfire Media services also include providing insight to technology companies and associations to assist in the development of business and technical strategy as well as the development and implementation of effective communications and marketing strategy. To implement communications and marketing strategies, Crossfire Media utilizes a variety of physical and virtual experiences including web, publications, face to face events, and webinars.

Crossfire Media has a partnership with Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) to produce events and websites related to disruptive technologies. Crossfire Media is a division of Crossfire Consulting, a full service Information Technology company based in New York.

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