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Malaysia's First International 3G Mobile-to-Mobile Call
2nd September 2002

Ericsson successfully demonstrated the first international 3G mobile-to-mobile call in Malaysia today. The historic international 3G mobile-to-mobile call was made via Ericsson's 3G mobile system in Malaysia to SmarTone Mobile Communications Ltd's 3G network in Hong Kong.

 

Picture above shows The Honourable Minister of Energy, Communications & Multimedia of Malaysia, Datuk Amar Leo Moggie, conversing with Ragnar Back, President of Ericsson Asia Pacific Ltd & Douglas Li, CEO of SmarTone Mobile Communications in Hong Kong, over the first international 3G mobile-to-mobile call in Malaysia.

The historic call was made in conjunction with the opening of Ericsson's 3G Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) Showcase in Kuala Lumpur, with Malaysia's Minister of Energy, Communications & Multimedia, YB Datuk Amar Leo Moggie, presiding at the opening ceremonies and making the nation's first international 3G mobile-to-mobile call.

The Ericsson 3G Showcase is a fully operational 3G network based on commercial 3GPP compliant WCDMA products from Ericsson. Visitors can experience the appeal and effectiveness of advanced mobile applications, ranging from location-based solutions and games, to messaging services and mobile commerce, in a high-speed mobile network environment.

The Ericsson Showcase features a complete WCDMA system and operations center.
"Ericsson is taking the leading role in the world's transition to 3G, moving towards wideband, multimedia and data telecom networks. Today, we are proud to showcase our full-fledged, ready-to-roll 3G system for the first time in Malaysia," says Ragnar Back, Executive Vice President of Ericsson Group and President of Ericsson Asia Pacific Ltd.

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