Ericsson has been awarded a GSM/EDGE contract by Digicel Group in Honduras, making Ericsson the preferred supplier for Digicel's operations in the Caribbean, El Salvador and now in Honduras. Under the agreement Ericsson will be the sole supplier of a GSM/EDGE network including core network, radio access and microwave transmission.

It will provide subscribers with access to a reliable and robust network as well as services such as GPRS/EDGE mobile internet access, per-second billing and international roaming. Ericsson will also provide services including network deployment and integration, design, optimization and systems integration.

Mario Assaad, CTO Digicel Group, said, "We are pleased to bring our partnership with Ericsson to Honduras. It enables us to build industry-leading infrastructure that will help drive telecommunications innovation and deliver dependable network coverage for our customers. There is strong potential for growth in this mobile market, and Digicel is committed to delivering superior technology and providing the best mobile phone service throughout the country."

Erik Glimtoft, country manager, Ericsson Honduras, stated, "As the worldwide leader in GSM/EDGE, Ericsson is proud to be selected again by Digicel as its sole supplier and to have the opportunity to support them with our leading technology in Honduras as well. This contract reinforces our long-term partnership with Digicel Group, as well as our leadership in telecommunications in Central America and the Caribbean."