This is the largest deployment to date of Ericsson's Ethernet Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) Access solution. As part of an IP MAN (Metro Area Network) deployment in Ningbo city, Ethernet DSL Access will help Ningbo Telecom to develop their broadband access networks in a more flexible way by providing very cost-effective high-bandwidth links in the 'second mile' network.

Ningbo is a fast developing city in Zhejiang, one of China's wealthiest provinces. The large city will at completion hold the largest Ethernet DSL Access lines implemented, further strengthening Ericsson's position in broadband access market in China. Implementation will begin this month.

"We are pleased that Ningbo Telecom has selected our Ethernet-based DSL access solution," said Ove Anebygd, Head of Broadband Access at Ericsson. "Our solution is highly scalable, making it suitable from small to large sites, like in Ningbo city, enabling always-on broadband access for up to thousands of subscribers."

Ericsson has previously announced 2 other Ethernet DSL Access solution contracts with China Telecom in the Jiangxi and Anhui provinces.

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