Ericsson and Telenor Networks Sign ENGINE Contract to Migrate Fixed Network

Press release
Sep 30, 2002 11:35 (GMT +00:00)
The ENGINE Multi-Service Network Solution gives Telenor Networks a future-proof migration path to evolve their circuit-switched network to a multi-service packed based network. Telenor will initially use the solution to modernize their existing transit network, and aggregate ADSL traffic.

The ENGINE network is capable of carrying large and growing volumes of voice and data traffic and enables integrated traditional fixed telephony with IP-based broadband traffic on a single network.

“Telenor is seeking cost efficiency and Ericsson’s ENGINE network contributes to our achieving this goal by providing a cost-efficient solution connected to fixed network and broadband applications. In addition, the new platform will open new business opportunities within interconnect areas,” said Jan Edvard Thygesen, President and CEO at Telenor Networks.

“We are pleased that Telenor Networks has chosen to take advantage of the cost-saving potential that ENGINE provides and we hope that our
co-operation will further optimize Telenor’s network. With this contract Ericsson further establishes its position as the leading provider of packet-based solutions for fixed networks,” said Tor Ø. Frydenberg, President, Ericsson Norway.