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 June 15, 2004
Ericsson's President & CEO At CommunicAsia

 At a media briefing June 15 at CommunicAsia in Singapore, Carl-Henric Svanberg, President and CEO of Ericsson, spoke about Asia's important role in the development of communications trends, services and applications for the benefit of consumers worldwide.

"We regard Asia Pacific as the world's greenhouse for mobile communications," said Carl-Henric Svanberg at CommunicAsia. "Asia is a very exciting region with one of the world's lowest mobile penetrations as well as the world's most advanced mobile users."

"With Ericsson Expander we can offer operators a solution for meeting consumer demands in new growth markets. With our leading position in new services and 3G roll out we support our customers in introducing advanced mobile services. We have done business in Asia for 120 years and we are looking forward to continue to bring mobile communications to this region."

"Convergence of fixed and mobile networks will radically change communications behavior. We have a very strong position in the converegence area with deep knowledge and a broad portfolio in the mobile as well as the fixed area. Converged networks allow consumers to be always best connected."

"We see a growing interest by operators toward our managed services offering, the most comprehensive in the industry. Managed services are a means to more efficient network operations and for more effective hosting of platforms, applications and content management."

With Ericsson's hosting offering, operators can deliver services to the market quickly, simply and most cost efficiently. The high interest for hosting is confirmed by the four hosting contracts announced by Ericsson today in the United States, Chile and Hungary.

Ericsson has the leading role in the ongoing 3G roll out. Ericsson is also strengthening its CDMA market position, and by providing a common 3G platform for WCDMA and CDMA, Ericsson gains economies of scale, not available to any other 3G vendor. With 3G, new services and applications are becoming a reality.

Evolved 3G, so called HSDPA, which is quickly moving to the top of many operators' agenda, will enhance this development. With HSDPA high speed downloading will be possible. This opens up for a lot of new exciting services and consumer benefits.