Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERICY) has been selected by 3G operator VIBO Telecom for the deployment of an AXX optical metro network across Taiwan. The contract win further expands Ericsson's leadership in the transmission market for mobile broadband.

Under the contract, Ericsson is supplying its advanced AXX 9300 METRO solution to VIBO, for the build-out of a new metro network across Taiwan. The network is expected to meet VIBO's need for enhanced coverage and capacity, providing a cost-efficient, future-proof multi-service transport platform for the delivery of advanced 3G services and IP traffic.


The implementation of the project has started. The new network is scheduled to be launched by the end of this year, in conjunction with the 3G services rollout of VIBO.


"Today's announcement builds upon our good cooperation with Ericsson over the past," said David Wang, CEO of VIBO Telecom. "We are confident that Ericsson's future-proof solution and cutting-edge technology will allow us to meet our goal of rolling out innovative and user-friendly 3G services to the market, and ensure us a competitive advantage into the future."


"The contract strengthens our position on the global 3G transmission market," says Sivert Bergman, Vice President and General Manager of Business Unit Transmission and Transport, Ericsson. " With our leading AXX product portfolio, we not only position our customer to address its current need for capacity, reliability and cost-efficiency, but also support its continued growth into the future." 


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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About Ericsson AXX Fiber-Optical Metro and Access Product Portfolio

The Ericsson AXX Fiber-Optical Metro and Access Product Portfolio is the new Multi-Service Transport portfolio for Carrier Class Metro Services. It supports wireline and mobile (2G and 3G) traffic, enabling a wide variety of TDM and IP services over Next Generation-SDH and WDM Metro Networks. The Ericsson AXX Product Portfolio provides operators with an ideal platform for service innovation and differentiation while lowering operational costs and enhancing profitability.


Ericsson is the undisputed leader in transmission for mobile broadband. Its complete portfolio of managed, integrated solutions is backed by world-class services and experience gathered from years of market leadership in the field. Ericsson has delivered transmission and transport solutions to all of the ten largest mobile operators in the world. 300 customers in around 130 countries are benefiting from its high-quality transmission and transport solutions.