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Ericsson makes Ethernet DSL Access breakthrough in Northern Latin America

Ericsson has signed a breakthrough broadband access contract with Colombian fixed operator Telebucaramanga. Ericsson will deliver its Public Ethernet Broadband Access solution, becoming the first ADSL2+ in service in the Northern Latin America market region.

Press release  |  Mar 29, 2005 12:00 (GMT +00:00)

Ericsson will assist Telebucaramanga to build an advanced broadband access network through its Ethernet DSL Access solution, allowing the operator to deliver the triple play services of data, voice and video over one, common infrastructure. The contract includes an end-to-end broadband access solution, comprising HomeGateways, IP-DSLAMs, Metro Network and associated management systems and services.

"We will be able to offer our customers high-speed broadband internet access simultaneously with data, voice and video services in a cost-efficient and scalable way," said Yamil Bechara, CEO of Telebucaramanga.

"We are proud to be the sole supplier to Telebucaramanga," said Robert Pajos, Head of Ericsson's Market Unit Northern Latin America. "The advantages of our Ethernet DSL Access, such as excellent flexibility, redundant architecture and high availability, in combination with our local expertise, have been the key factors in maintaining our 25-year relationship with Telebucaramanga."

Ericsson's Ethernet DSL Access solution is the most widely deployed IP-DSLAM (DSL Access Multiplexer) solution, with more than 60 contracts around the world. It utilizes the latest ADSL2+ technology with Gigabit Ethernet uplinks, Ethernet aggregation switches and BRAS (Broadband Remote Access Server).

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