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Ericsson and Napster sign agreement for Napster Mobile service in Latin America.

NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-4 February 2008-Ericsson and Napster sign agreement for Napster Mobile service in Latin America(C)1994-2008 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com

Swedish telecomms solutions provider Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) said on Monday (4 February) that Ericsson and Napster (NASDAQ:NAPS) have signed an agreement with leading Chilean operator Entel PCS to launch the first Napster Mobile service in Latin America.

Under the agreement, Ericsson will have end-to-end responsibility for systems integration, management of the day-to-day operations and development of the service, which features Napster's catalog of more than three million songs.

The agreement also includes content and digital rights management, enabling the operator to launch the service easily and cost efficiently, Ericsson said.

The Napster Mobile service was co-developed by Ericsson and Napster, the company added.

Napster Mobile is based on Ericsson's service delivery platform and will enable Entel PCS's subscribers to search, browse, preview and purchase content via i-shop (the mobile portal of Entel PCS) wireless handsets. The service offers a dual-delivery option for simultaneous downloads to subscribers' mobile phones and PCs.

Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. Its equipment is used in more than 1,000 networks in 140 countries, and 40% of the world's mobile calls are made through Ericsson systems. The company is listed on the Nordic Exchange in Stockholm, and its shares are also traded on the London Stock Exchange and on NASDAQ.

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