Ericsson selected by Deutsche Telekom for VDSL2 deployments in 12 cities across Germany

Press release
Oct 08, 2007 09:33 (GMT +00:00)
Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) and leading German operator Deutsche Telekom have signed a contract to deploy Ericsson's VDSL2 solution, a cutting-edge broadband access solution, provided through Ericsson's EDA 1200. The move will step up the rollout of innovative broadband services across Germany's largest cities, where users will enjoy high-speed internet access with downlink speeds up to 50Mbps.

Ericsson's EDA 1200 VDSL2 solution is based on Ethernet technology and is designed to support large-scale broadband rollouts quickly and cost-effectively. The future-proof solution supports triple-play services and underpins Deutsche Telekom's T-Home offering. The VDSL2 platform will also be managed by Ericsson's ServiceOn Access, a multi-technology network management system allowing end-to-end management of the high-speed network.

Torbjörn Possne, Head of Global Account Deutsche Telekom and Head of Market Unit Northern Europe at Ericsson, says: "This contract is a significant milestone in our relationship with Deutsche Telekom and will provide cutting-edge broadband access technology and exceptional telecommunications services to Deutsche Telekom's customers."

Ericsson's EDA 1200 VDSL2 solution received the International Engineering Consortium IEC InfoVision Award in 2006 for being the best and most innovative access network technology.

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's EDA 1200 VDSL2 solution

Ericsson's EDA 1200 VDSL2 solution is unique in the market with its ease of installation, scalability and performance. It is environmentally hardened to withstand outdoor conditions and can operate across wide temperature ranges from -40C to +75C, allowing it to be deployed in existing outdoor street cabinets with no requirement for heat exchangers. This significantly reduces the capex and opex associated with outside plant deployments for operators around the world.

Ericsson's industry-leading EDA solution has been supporting high-bandwidth-demanding services, with advanced quality-assurance mechanisms for demanding video applications, since 2002.
Ericsson's EDA family is the most widely deployed IP-DSLAM solution globally, with more than 100 networks deployed to date.