Ericsson and TDF sign microwave transmission agreement in France

Press release
Dec 04, 2007 11:00 (GMT +00:00)
Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) and TDF have signed an agreement for the supply of a MINI-LINK microwave transmission solution, providing a platform for flexible, scalable and cost-effective wireless transmission.

Ericsson's microwave transmission solution will enable TDF to offer a wide range of services and to meet the demand in France for network capacity driven by TV broadcasting, broadband wireless networks and the uptake of new data services. The agreement includes the new MINI-LINK TN that allows optimization on both network and site operations, resulting in a more cost efficient network.

Michel Combes, Chairman and CEO of TDF, says: "We have chosen Ericsson because their transmission solution offers flexibility for capacity and support for the necessary voice and data traffic."
Ericsson's MINI-LINK solution will provide TDF with efficient traffic aggregation, easy capacity expansion, and improved service quality and network control.  It supports a variety of optional features, enabled by Soft Keys, and offers great flexibility in transmission networks for broadband applications. The agreement also includes telecom services with a complete set of deployment, integration and support services.

Guy Roussel, President, Ericsson France, says: "This new agreement takes our relationship with TDF to a new level and confirms our position as a leading microwave transmission solutions provider in France."

Ericsson and TDF have also extended this cooperation to provide end-to-end services for telecom operators.

Ericsson offers a complete portfolio of transmission systems for fixed and mobile broadband networks. This unique combination of high-flexibility microwave and optical products enables Ericsson to meet virtually any transmission requirement end-to-end.

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.

About TDF
TDF Group is a leading terrestrial broadcast service operator in Europe, with a presence in France, Finland, Hungary, Spain, the Netherlands, Estonia and Poland. It offers a broad range of services for radio and TV broadcasters and telecom operators.
In telecom, TDF is a major European tower company, hosting operator equipment on its 7,800 sites. TDF also rolls out networks and performs maintenance, administration and network optimization. In radio and TV, TDF is present throughout the value chain including capture and processing of content, contribution, play out, distribution, and analog and digital terrestrial transmission of radio and TV programs (including in HD and mobile TV). As a local loop network radio operator, TDF markets broadband services to internet service providers. As a key player in audiovisual/telecommunication convergence, TDF assists its customers in the digital world.

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About Ericsson MINI-LINK portfolio
MINI-LINK offers an unmatched product range and reliability record in the short-haul segment. The portfolio includes point-to-point systems as well as smart nodes under a centralized management system.  It offers the widest range of capacities, frequencies, antennas, accessories and services available on the market. Ericsson is the undisputed market leader in microwave transmission and has delivered more than 1,300,000 MINI-LINK all around the world.