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Ericsson signs deal at Cable & Wireless

<div>TELECOMS giant Cable &amp; Wireless said yesterday it had signed a three-year contract with equipment maker Ericsson, to provide &ldquo;voice solutions&rdquo; for 600 of the latter&rsquo;s staff in Coventry.<br /><br />As part of the deal, Fixed Mobile Convergence will allow Ericsson staff to use their mobiles for all calls. Mobiles can be routed to a landline in the office. Cable &amp; Wireless says the service will also mean so-called &ldquo;dead spots&rdquo; in trouble spots like basements and lifts will be eliminated.<br /><br />The telecoms company signed a similar deal with Tesco last year.<br /><br />The news came as Ericsson signed two deals worth $1.7bn (&pound;1bn) to provide Chinese operators with second and third generation telecoms equipment and services.</div>