Cramer Systems, Vienna, Va., has announced that 3, the European 3G leader backed by Hutchison, will use Cramer's award-winning network inventory solution for 3's Swedish network.

3 is using Cramer as part of an agreement with Teleca, which will install and integrate Cramer with other Operations Support Systems.

Together with Teleca, Cramer will help 3 to realize savings and efficiencies as it rolls out its new 3G network in Sweden. Cramer will automate the network plan and build process, and provide fast, accurate provisioning of bandwidth to support popular 3G wireless applications.

"Cramer has a good record in serving our industry," said Peter Lundberg, 3's Head of Network Service. "Cramer has proven its ability to automate network planning and buildout, to improve the use of network assets and to quickly take the operator live."

"With six wireless providers choosing Cramer over the last year, a clear picture is emerging of Cramer as the leader in inventory management for 2G and 3G operators," said Jerry Crook, Cramer CEO. "As the world continues to go mobile, service operators are going for Cramer, and in 3G, Cramer is becoming as essential as a license."

Wireless operators that have selected Cramer in the last 12 months include H3G (UK), Monet (US), Netcom (Sweden), Pannon GSM (Hungary), Vodafone Ireland, and now 3 (Sweden). Cegetel (France), O2 (UK) and KPN Mobile (Netherlands) are long time Cramer customers.

About 3

3's ambition is to become the leader in the Scandinavian 3G market. The company has Swedish and Danish 3G licenses and will offer attractive and innovative mobile multimedia services. Being a pure 3G company with global reach makes 3 focused and strong. The company is owned by Hutchison Whampoa (60%) and Investor AB (40%), who have solid network and industry track records worldwide.

3 is building its customer offering together with other Hutchison Whampoa companies that hold 3G licenses in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom. For more...

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