The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2014-05-13T00:36:49Z Ericsson completes acquisition of Red Bee Media 2014-05-13T00:36:49Z ericsson-completes-acquisition-of-red-bee-media ·         Ericsson welcomes 1,500 new employees to its growing broadcast services business ·         Expands list of high-profile broadcast services customers ·         The UK becomes a major global media hub for Ericsson Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) has completed its acquisition of Red Bee Media, a leading media services company headquartered in the UK, from Creative Broadcast Services Holdings – an entity controlled by Macquarie Advanced Investment Partners, L.P. Ericsson announced its intention to acquire Red Bee Media on July 1, 2013, and the UK’s Competition Commission formally cleared the acquisition on March 27, 2014. Ericsson looks forward to working with Red Bee Media’s extensive list of high-profile broadcast services customers, including the BBC, BSkyB, BT Sport, Canal Digital, Channel 4, EE, UKTV, UPC, Virgin Media, and many more. In addition, Ericsson has gained 1,500 highly skilled employees as well as media services and operations facilities in the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Australia. This will further strengthen Ericsson’s broadcast services business, which began in 2007 with the signing of the first broadcast services deal with C More (formerly Canal+) in the Nordic region. Magnus Mandersson, Executive Vice President and Head of Business Unit Global Services at Ericsson, says: “We’re very happy to welcome our new employees to Ericsson and are confident they will help to take our broadcast services business to the next level and extend our global presence. We now have more than 5,000 employees in the UK and close to one-third of them work in broadcast services. As a result, the UK is now a major global media hub for Ericsson.” Every day people on all continents watch television programs prepared, managed and broadcast by Ericsson. Ericsson has a significant heritage in the global TV and media market and, in the UK, pioneered the video compression technologies that are driving the worldwide digitalization of TV and enabling new viewing experiences – such as HDTV, TV Anywhere and UHDTV. Ericsson’s strategy in TV and media is to help content owners, broadcasters and TV service providers evolve to meet consumer demands for video experiences on any device, anytime, anywhere. Ericsson recently highlighted its view for the future of TV in its Media Vision 2020. New Acer netbook offers Aussies the fastest mobile broadband experience available without a separate USB card 2010-12-23T19:00:00Z new-acer-netbook-offers-aussies-the-fastest-mobile-broadband-experience-available-without-a-separate-usb-card • First netbook with embedded broadband module supporting 21Mbps peak network downlink on HSPA Evolution now available from Telstra in Australia*• Supports the fastest speeds available with an embedded netbook in Australia as well a slow power consumption and improved connection performance • The Ericsson broadband module is based on ST-Ericsson’s thin modem platformTelstra – in a partnership with Acer and Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) – has launched Australia’s first commercial netbook that supports typical download speeds of 550kbps to 8Mbps on the Next GTM network in capital cities and many regional areas, providing the fastest mobile broadband experience available without a separate USB card.Nigel Gore, General Manager, Product Management at Acer, says: “Ericsson’s 21Mbps HSPA evolution embedded module allows us to offer consumers high-speed connectivity and an outstanding internet experience – all while reducing power consumption by up to 30 percent and thereby extending battery life. It’s a great, user-friendly and affordable package that lets consumers forget about the USB card."In September, Ericsson unveiled the world’s first commercially available F5521gw mobile broadband module specifically designed for netbooks, notebooks and tablets. It includes technologies that allow users to remain connected while the device is in sleep mode, or to disable it via the network if the device has been stolen. “Today’s announcement is closing the circle by launching the complete package: a netbook with a built-in 21Mbps rated HSPA Evolution*mobile broadband module – based on ST-Ericsson’s new thin modem platform M570 –ready for consumers to buy off the shelf in Telstra stores throughout Australia,” Mr Gore said.Richard Fink, Director Mobile Products, Telstra, says: “With so many Australians adopting mobile broadband for their work and personal lives, the Acer Aspire One AOD255 provides a convenient new option that combines computing with fast mobile connectivity. “Weighing in at just over a kilogram, this light ten-inch netbook features embedded Next G™ network connectivity and removes the hassle of having to carry a separate 3G modem around. We think our customers will love how quickly they will be able to access email, stream YouTube™ clips and update Facebook while on the go."Mats Norin, Vice President of Ericsson Mobile Broadband Modules, says: “We clearly see a trend of converging HSPA technology and consumer electronics– and it’s driven by consumers’ demand for fast and reliable connectivity. As a result, we have also noticed a great demand for mobile broadband modules in the PC industry, which is realising the great potential of integrating the modules into notebooks and tablets.”The fact that users expect internet access on a wide range of devices in various locations explains why the portable PC market isn’t cooling down. Rather, it is expected to grow by 90 percent from 2010 to 2014, according to a report published by the International Data Corporation (IDC) in August. Pricing and availabilityEligible Telstra customers can purchase the Aspire One AOD255 on a 24-month BigPond Mobile Broadband plan with a monthly netbook repayment of $26 per month after rebate. The total monthly cost with a 400MB BigPond Mobile Broadband plan starts from $55.95 per month over 24 months (min cost $1342.80). Telstra customers with existing eligible services can also receive a monthly discount of up to $20 a month on this package. The Aspire is available from Telstra stores across Australia from 26 December 2010. For more information visit: http://go.bigpond.com/wireless/Prices may vary at Telstra Licensed Stores and Partners.*21Mbps is a peak network downlink speed and actual customer speeds will be less. Typical customer download speeds with the Acer Aspire One AOD255 on the Next GTM network in capital cities and many regional areas are 550kbps to 8Mbps. Speeds vary due to factors such as distance from the base station, local conditions, user numbers, hardware and software configuration.Notes to editors:Ericsson broadband module enables embedded 3G in tablets:http://www.ericsson.com/thecompany/press/releases/2010/09/1444419Notebook users get higher speeds with world's first 21Mbps embedded broadband module:http://www.ericsson.com/thecompany/press/releases/2010/09/1444404Fact sheets and product images:www.ericsson.com/solutions/mobile_broadband_modules/press.shtmlEricsson 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 2 billion subscribers and has the leading position in managed services. The company’s portfolio comprises 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 being the “prime driver in an all-communicating world” through innovation, technology, and sustainable business solutions. Working in 175 countries, more than 80,000 employees generated revenue of SEK 206.5 billion (USD 27.1 billion) in 2009. Founded in 1876 with the headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm and NASDAQ New York. Ericsson and Telstra make the first inter-city call over commercial LTE 2010-11-23T06:29:00Z ericsson-and-telstra-make-the-first-inter-city-call-over-commercial-lte Sydney and Melbourne are the first Australian cities to be linked using LTE in a significant milestone for LTE testing in AustraliaThe high definition videoconference call formed part of ongoing LTE trials between Ericsson and Telstra Ericsson’s commercial LTE infrastructure has been integrated into the live Telstra environment and the core of the Next G network, supported by the Ericsson LTE Global Competence Centre in MelbourneAustralian consumers and businesses today took a step closer to an enhanced mobile broadband experience as Ericsson and Telstra announced Australia’s first inter-city connection using Long Term Evolution (LTE) next-generation mobile broadband technology.LTE was employed to link Melbourne and Sydney on a high definition video conference call using the very latest Ericsson commercial radio and core network infrastructure integrated into Telstra’s operational Next G mobile network. Telstra and Ericsson are conducting trials of LTE technology as the operator explores its potential to economically meet the future demand for mobile broadband and communication services. The Ericsson trial involves integration of commercial LTE equipment into the operational Telstra network across four sites, using LTE hardware and software that is being deployed on commercial LTE networks across the globe, and locally supported by the Ericsson LTE Global Competence Centre in Melbourne.Ericsson ANZ CEO Sam Saba said the video conference call was a landmark event that underlined the potential capacity advantages of LTE for mobile network operators. “Since Telstra and Ericsson launched the Next G network in 2006 we’ve worked closely together to establish Next G as one of the world’s most advanced and successful networks. “LTE represents the future of mobile broadband. The higher data speeds of LTE are well known but the true benefits of LTE lie in the areas of superior capacity and efficiency,” he said.“The huge demand for data traffic means that capacity relief is a major challenge for mobile network operators. Deploying LTE can be likened to upgrading a two-lane road to an eight-lane freeway, enabling much more traffic to be carried and making the experience more enjoyable for end users,” said Mr Saba.LTE will further facilitate the delivery of bandwidth intensive wireless applications, such as mobile healthcare, security surveillance and newscasting, transforming the way people live and work.“The joint LTE trials have been a great success, allowing us to explore its performance across a number of criteria. LTE has unique characteristics that result in network capacity improvements, enabling operators to continue to deliver quality of service and consistency of throughput to an increasing number of customers and applications on our network,” said Mike Wright, executive director Telstra Networks & Access Technologies.“LTE will ensure the mobile broadband experience is a reliable and enjoyable one for more customers further into the future,” said Mr Wright. To date, Ericsson has signed commercial LTE contracts with eight major global operators, three of which are in the United States, the world’s fastest growing LTE market.This global expertise has been directly involved in the Telstra trial. The Ericsson LTE Global Competence Centre in Melbourne is one of only three in the world and since 2008 it has been responsible for the development of LTE Radio Access Network (RAN) capability for Ericsson globally. Customers supported out of Melbourne include Verizon, AT&T and MetroPCS in the US, TeliaSonera, Vodafone and numerous operators across Europe, SingTel and many additional operators across Asia, and of course Telstra.In addition, Ericsson has been driving open standards with very early involvement in LTE research and development, and has had the highest impact on the released LTE specifications. Ericsson expects to hold 25 percent of all essential patents for LTE, making it the largest patent holder in the industry.Ericsson’s LTE infrastructure for the Telstra trial includes an end-to-end LTE RAN and EPC (Evolved Packet Core) network comprising of eNodeB radio base stations, MME (Mobility Management Entity), CPG (Converged Packet Gateway), HSS (Home Subscriber Server), OSS (Operational Support System), and USB dongles. - end -For further information please contact:John PapanidisExternal Relations Manager Ericsson Australia/NZMob 0401 237 854john.papanidis@ericsson.comNotes to editors:Whitepaper:http://www.ericsson.com/technology/whitepapers/Long Term Evolution media kithttp://www.ericsson.com/ericsson/press/mediakit/lte.shtmlEricsson LTE achievement listhttp://www.ericsson.com/ericsson/press/facts_figures/lte_achievement.shtmlOur multimedia content is available at the broadcast room: www.ericsson.com/broadcast_room 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 2 billion subscribers and has the leading position in managed services. The company's portfolio comprises 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 being the "prime driver in an all-communicating world" through innovation, technology, and sustainable business solutions. Working in 175 countries, more than 80,000 employees generated revenue of SEK 206.5 billion (USD 27.1 billion) in 2009. Founded in 1876 with the headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson is listed on OMX NASDAQ, Stockholm and NASDAQ New York. www.ericsson.com www.twitter.com/ericssonpresswww.facebook.com/technologyforgoodwww.youtube.com/ericssonpress EnergyAustralia selects Ericsson to deploy LTE smart grid 2010-11-23T05:58:00Z energyaustralia-selects-ericsson-to-deploy-lte-smart-grid LTE is set to be an integral part of Australia's leading smart grid rollout with a new agreement between Ericsson and EnergyAustralia, the country’s largest energy provider. Ericsson will design and integrate a multivendor wireless access network that will enable two-way communications between electrical control devices, back-end systems and households. The network will be rolled out across 150 sites in New South Wales. This will be part of Australia’s leading smart grid rollout and will transform EnergyAustralia's electricity network into a smarter, greener and more efficient network. The telecommunications network will transmit data between 12,000 smart monitoring devices being installed on the electricity distribution network, up to 3,000 mobile field computers, and 200 zone substations. EnergyAustralia will conduct trials of an LTE platform commencing in 2011, with the intent to migrate to a full LTE network. “Ericsson is delighted to partner with EnergyAustralia on this extremely important project. Machine-to-machine (M2M) communications is transforming the utility sector and will enable smart grids to deliver instant information, giving households greater control over their energy usage, costs and carbon emissions, as well as supporting more renewable energy,” said Sam Saba, CEO, Ericsson Australia/NZ. “As a global wireless leader with multivendor systems integration experience, Ericsson is well placed to partner with utilities as they transform their electricity distribution networks with current solutions and future wireless broadband technologies that will deliver even faster speeds and greater capacity,” said Mr Saba. Under the agreement, Ericsson will provide equipment, software and services, and will leverage the Melbourne-based Ericsson Global LTE Competence Centre, and Ericsson’s deep local expertise in network design, planning and integration. “We envision a world of 50 billion connected devices by 2020, and smart grids and smart meters will be at the heart of the evolution of M2M communications,” said Mr Saba. EnergyAustralia was recently chosen by the Australian Government to lead the Smart Grid, Smart City demonstration project to test Australia’s first fully integrated, commercial-scale smart grid. EnergyAustralia’s "Smart Home" demonstration home showcases the benefits of the latest technologies for consumers, including smart metering and intelligent infrastructure. More details can be found at: http://www.energyaustralia.com.au/smarthome Ericsson is expanding its business in the utilities sector to meet the growing demand for telecommunications services and technology. At Acea, Italy’s leading water provider and second largest electricity supplier, Ericsson provides advanced metering management for its electricity network. The solution includes managed services, revenue protection, and systems integration. Endesa, Spain’s largest electricity utility, uses Ericsson to operate its entire corporate telecommunications network through an extensive managed services agreement. Ericsson is the world's leader in telecommunications technology and services and is leading the way in the rollout of LTE. To date, Ericsson has signed commercial LTE contracts with eight major global operators, three of which are in the United States, the world's fastest growing LTE market. Ericsson has been driving open standards and has had the highest impact on the released LTE specifications. Ericsson expects to hold 25 percent of all essential patents for LTE, making it the largest patent holder in the industry. LTE, the next generation of mobile communication technology, enables the fast transfer of huge amounts of data in an efficient and cost-effective way, optimising the use of the frequency spectrum. With increased speed and decreased latency, business and consumer users can benefit from a wide range of applications. - end -For further information please contact:John PapanidisExternal Relations Manager Ericsson Australia/NZMob 0401 237 854john.papanidis@ericsson.com Notes to editors: Whitepaper: http://www.ericsson.com/technology/whitepapers/ Long Term Evolution media kithttp://www.ericsson.com/ericsson/press/mediakit/lte.shtml Ericsson LTE achievement listhttp://www.ericsson.com/ericsson/press/facts_figures/lte_achievement.shtml Our multimedia content is available at the broadcast room: www.ericsson.com/broadcast_room 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 2 billion subscribers and has the leading position in managed services. The company's portfolio comprises 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 being the "prime driver in an all-communicating world" through innovation, technology, and sustainable business solutions. Working in 175 countries, more than 80,000 employees generated revenue of SEK 206.5 billion (USD 27.1 billion) in 2009. Founded in 1876 with the headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson is listed on OMX NASDAQ, Stockholm and NASDAQ New York. www.ericsson.com www.twitter.com/ericssonpresswww.facebook.com/technologyforgoodwww.youtube.com/ericssonpress All Australians to Get Digital Free-to-Air TV 2010-09-14T06:45:00Z test-21 • Ericsson signs a new five-year frame agreement with Australia’s national broadcaster, the ABC• Hundreds of thousands of rural Australians to get digital free-to-air TV thanks to Ericsson’s latest satellite video compression technology • Solution aids a government drive to switch from analog to digital free-to-air TV and provides a high-quality, richer digital TV choice for all Australians Hundreds of thousands of Australians living in rural communities are currently unable to access the same free-to-air, high-quality, digital TV experience as their urban counterparts. A new five-year deal between Australia’s national broadcaster, the ABC, and Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) will help address this issue. Thanks to Ericsson’s latest satellite video compression technology, the ABC will be able to expand the reach of its high-definition and standard-definition digital TV programming across the country.As Australia undergoes the switch from analog to digital free-to-air TV, the Australian government is funding a new satellite service to provide digital television to viewers in remote areas where free-to-air digital TV can’t be received by TV antennas. About 247,000 Australian households in these “digital black spots” will benefit from the initiative.Sam Saba, head of Ericsson Australia & New Zealand, says: “According to a recent study, all Australian households watch free-to-air TV and spend almost three hours a day watching it on average. Since this service is central in the life of Australians, we value being part of digitalizing it and ensuring that all Australians can enjoy a rich, high-quality television experience.”The system uses a range of Ericsson head-end equipment including bandwidth-saving MPEG-4 AVC EN8190 HD and EN8130 SD encoders, Reflex statistical multiplexing for channel bitrate allocation and management, and nCompass Control and Monitoring. Managing bandwidth and maintaining high-quality pictures is critical in such a major digital TV rollout. Deployment of the technology will be completed by the end of October 2010. Ericsson Television websiteOur multimedia content is available at the broadcast room: www.ericsson.com/broadcast_room 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 2 billion subscribers and has the leading position in managed services. The company’s portfolio comprises 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 being the “prime driver in an all-communicating world” through innovation, technology, and sustainable business solutions. Working in 175 countries, more than 80,000 employees generated revenue of SEK 206.5 billion (USD 27.1 billion) in 2009. Founded in 1876 with the headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson is listed on OMX NASDAQ, Stockholm and NASDAQ New York. www.ericsson.com www.twitter.com/ericssonpresswww.facebook.com/technologyforgoodwww.youtube.com/ericssonpress Kiwi developer claims top award in Ericsson competition 2004-10-19T13:05:00Z kiwi-developer-claims-top-award-in-ericsson-competition New Zealand developer, Mobile Commerce Limited (MCOM), claimed the top spot in this years Frontier competition with their SMS payment application called mPayment. Mobile Commerce beat 75 submissions from the Trans-Tasman. Competition was fierce in Australia and New Zealand and were very proud to win Frontier as its a fantastic endorsement from Ericsson and the major telecom operators, said Adam Clark, Founder, Director and CEO of MCOM. MCOMs application mTopup, enables consumers with a Telecom pre-paid mobile phone and an ASB Bank account to top-up their airtime credit from their bank account via SMS text message, providing them with a further alternative to topping up their phone. The service, generically termed Mobile Payment or mPayment, is the first collaboration of its kind between a major Telco and a bank in New Zealand. Judges in Frontier included operator heavyweights from Telecom New Zealand, Telstra, Vodafone and Hutchison. Seventy-five submissions were received this year. Cyrus Allen, Lead for Telstra i-mode, was encouraged by the high calibre of entries across Australia and New Zealand. "The six finalists are extremely impressive and undoubtedly on par with their worldwide counterparts. They are innovative and creative, whilst adding business and consumer value." Shane Williamson, Partner Manager for Hutchison 3G Australia's Developer Program added: "Any of these applications could be deployed worldwide. MCOM particularly stood out with their sophisticated and mature product that simplifies payments for pre-paid mobiles." MCOM takes home the grand prize of business class travel to the December Ericsson Matchmaking Session in Switzerland where Europes leading network operators and venture capitalists are gathering. The company is actively looking at export markets around the world and hopes to sell its secure mobile payment system into other Telcos and banks. In the future we see that mobile payments will increase significantly and imagine it to be complimentary to existing payment mechanisms across Internet purchases, parking payments, vending machines, secure payments for phone orders or mail orders. The application is also suitable for person-to-person payment, said Adam. The technology offers huge potential for future services, enabling consumers to purchase goods and services in situations where they don't have access to traditional payment methods such as cash, EFTPOS or credit cards. This means you could buy a burger, a book or a plane ticket with your mobile. Now its up to the merchants whether they want to adopt the system. All six finalists received prizes including Sony Ericsson mobile phones, free entry into Ericssons Developer Day program (November 9th --Sydney) and also the chance to present their application to top telecommunications decision makers in New Zealand and Australia. The other finalists in Frontier were: Australia: Viva La Mobile, Yambay and Gizmoz New Zealand: TxtCentre and Surelabs (NZ/Australia) New Zealand based I.T. Link was the 2003 Frontier Winner with a mobile sales force application. Frontier is an initiative of The Australian and Ericsson Mobility World, Ericssons global partnering program designed to accelerate the development and market deployment of innovative applications and services. Sarah Phan, Ericsson Mobility World Manager, said: Frontier was a major success and were very proud of the talent evident across Australia and New Zealand. The product development in mobile data shows that businesses and consumers are using their phones not just for voice, but for organizing their life and having fun. Ms. Phan encourages developers to get involved in the companys upcoming Developer Day. Ericsson Developer Day will share first-hand the experiences from some of the Frontier finalists, as well as presentations from key industry players, including Telstra, Hutchison, Vodafone, Optus, Telecom NZ and Sony Ericsson. Visit www.ericsson.com/mobilityworld/sub/events/index.html for more information on Ericssons developer community and upcoming activities. Ericsson is shaping the future of Mobile and Broadband Internet communications through its continuous technology leadership. Providing innovative solutions in more than 140 countries, Ericsson is helping to create the most powerful communication companies in the world. Read more at http://www.ericsson.com.au/press Ericsson awarded Hutch network capacity expansion project 2004-08-19T19:25:00Z ericsson-awarded-hutch-network-capacity-expansion-project Ericsson Australia and Hutchison 3G Australia will shortly commence an expansion project to increase the capacity of Hutchison's '3' network. Under the expansion project agreement, Ericsson Australia will supply Hutchison Telecoms with additional 3G, (WCDMA) network hardware, software and services. "Working closely with Ericsson, Hutchison is growing the capacity of the 3 network according to customer growth, "said Victa McClelland, Chief Technical Officer, Hutchison Telecoms. "This capacity expansion project is in response to market demand and our continued dedication to deliver and build on the leading-edge service that we provide to 3 customers." The new agreement builds on a strong existing relationship between Ericsson and Hutchison in addition to Ericsson's leadership in the region for W-CDMA. "The capacity requirement is testimony to strong consumer interest in 3. Ericsson is excited about the market demand for mobile services and building on the rewarding relationship we have with our business partner Hutchison," said Lars Eriksson, Director of Ericsson Australia's Hutchison Business Unit. "Both parties see this agreement as proof of our commitment to the continued success of 3G." Ericsson supplied and delivered the integrated infrastructure for Hutchison's existing 3 network in Australia and has a 7-year managed service agreement that covers all of Hutchison's Australian technical operations. 3 is the global brand name for the Hutchison Whampoa group's 3G services. The Group operates 3 in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom, with more than 1 million customers worldwide. The Group also holds 3G WCDMA licenses in Ireland, Israel and Norway. Ericsson is the world's largest supplier of mobile telecom infrastructure, with a 40 per cent market share in WCDMA network deployments. Forty-seven of the world's 97 global network operators have selected Ericsson as their network supplier for WCDMA. Ericsson is shaping the future of Mobile and Broadband Internet communications through its continuous technology leadership. Providing innovative solutions in more than 140 countries, Ericsson is helping to create the most powerful communication companies in the world. Read more at http://www.ericsson.com/press FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT Judy Goldman Hutchison Telecoms Phone: +61 2 9964 4831, +61 (0) 433 102 107 Email: jgoldman@hutchison.com.au Elizabeth Middleton Ericsson Australia Phone: +61 3 9301 6589, +61 409 426 480 E-mail: Elizabeth.Middleton@ericsson.com About Hutchison Telecommunications (Australia) Hutchison Telecoms is a listed Australian company leading the introduction of innovative wireless services in the Australian mobile market. Its principal activities include the operation of its Orange telecommunications business as the provider of choice for value based voice and messaging services; and pioneering the introduction of content-rich mobile multimedia services under the global brand 3. Hutchison Telecoms is majority-owned by Hutchison Whampoa Limited, a Hong Kong listed multinational company. Visit the website at www.hutchison.com.au