Under the agreement with TIC, Ericsson will deliver IP core backbone routers based on the new Juniper Networks T640 Internet Routing Node, as part of its verified and pre-tested Packet Backbone Network (PBN) solution. Ericsson will deploy the T640s within the network implemented last year at TIC. Deployment of the new equipment will begin next month.

Ericsson’s PBN will allow TIC to significantly increase the bandwidth of its backbone network while reducing capital and operational costs. The T640 offers throughput speeds of 640 Gbps (Gigabits per second), seamlessly scaling to multi-terabit speeds.

“With this combined Ericsson/Juniper carrier-class backbone implementation, we are building upon our solid backbone structure in a natural way, getting the necessary capacity and flexibility to handle the increasing data traffic effectively. Ericsson’s solution enables us to offer our customers the best possible quality at the lowest possible cost,” says Erik Heilborn, Head of Telia International Carrier.

In 2001, Ericsson provided the fundamental IP Backbone network to TIC throughout the U.S. and Europe, a significant achievement on the IP backbone market.

“This new agreement with TIC further strengthens the relationship between our two companies. Furthermore, it demonstrates Ericsson’s ability and competence in delivering comprehensive, high-end IP datacom solutions to global operators – and the competitiveness of our PBN solution,” says Karl Thedeen, Key Account Director for Telia at Ericsson Nordic & Baltics.

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.

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