Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERICY) has been selected by Vietnamese operator Saigon Postel (SPT) as the main (key) supplier for its network upgrade to ADSL2+ for high-performance broadband services. Deployments are already underway for the SPT network in Ho Chi Minh City, the biggest commercial city in Vietnam.

Under the agreement, Ericsson will provide SPT with a complete solution including network design, supply, delivery and installation of its IP-DSLAM EDA system, as well as relevant training and support services.

Pham Ngoc Tuan, President of SPT, says: "We have selected Ericsson as the key partner in this important project because of its demonstrated leadership in high-quality IP/Ethernet DSLAM solutions worldwide."

"Ericsson has shown good performance, meeting all our requirements for this ADSL2+ rollout. Furthermore, we have also had good experience working with Ericsson in all our previous network projects. "

With this contract, SPT becomes the first service provider to deploy EDA in Vietnam, offering its customers greater bandwidth and faster internet access. The deployment of the EDA solution also provides SPT with a platform for future services, such as IPTV and advanced gaming applications.

Eddie Ahman, General Manager of Ericsson Vietnam, says: "We are very pleased to be selected by SPT as the key partner for its high-speed broadband deployment. Our EDA solution will allow SPT to offer the highest-quality broadband services to its customers. This is further proof of our leadership in high-performance broadband."

Ericsson's High-Performance Broadband offering is the first complete IP/Ethernet access-node portfolio in the market for DSL, fiber and radio access. It is optimized for high capacities and high quality-assurance capabilities for delivery of IPTV, telephony-over-IP and gaming applications. Ericsson EDA is the most widely deployed IP-DSLAM solution globally, with more than 70 networks deployed worldwide.
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