Ericsson wins mobile softswitch contract to update Smart’s satellite network

30 Apr 2007

In a press release, Ericsson says it has been selected by Filipino operator Smart Communications to enhance the switching capacity of the latter’s satellite-based telephony network, SMART Link. The Swedish vendor will install its Mobile Softswitch Solution at Smart’s earth station in Subic Bay near Manila, increasing capacity and giving consumers greater reach and access to data services. The upgrade will allow Smart, the only company in the Philippines offering satellite-based mobile services, to provide greater access to the recently launched Inmarsat I-4 satellite.


Subscribe to CommsUpdate to get the day’s top telecom headlines delivered to your email.

Subscribe to CommsUpdate


Have feedback, corrections, or story ideas? Send them to

Browse Past Issues


Filter CommsUpdate by the following categories or use the search.


Visit our help page information on performing advanced searches, including how to restrict the results by country or company.


CommsUpdate is an outstanding advertising venue for companies seeking to reach:

  • International carriers
  • Wholesale service providers
  • Equipment and software vendors
  • Telecom investors
  • Regulators

Learn more about advertising on CommsUpdate.