Ericsson selected as supplier and integrator to expand WIND's optical network

Press release
May 22, 2007 07:00 (GMT +00:00)
Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has been selected by leading Italian internet provider Wind as a provider for metro and core optical transport technology and systems integrator to support its fixed IP broadband access.
The contract awarded to Ericsson includes a DWDM (Dense Wavelength-Division Multiplexing) solution to increase transmission capacity of 1600km of existing fiber cables and BRAS (Broadband Remote Access Server) technology to improve fixed broadband access performance.

Ericsson's turnkey solution incorporating the Marconi-branded multihaul metro and core platform will handle broadband end-user traffic allowing Wind to underpin its offering. The deployment will ensure that Wind, Italy's largest internet provider, can provide high-capacity internet access for subscribers and support next-generation internet services.

Paolo Dal Pino, CEO, Wind Telecomunicazioni S.p.A. at Wind, says: "Ericsson's solution enables us to leverage our existing infrastructure to boost our broadband offering and offer our customers reliable, high-speed connectivity."

Cesare Avenia, President, Ericsson South East Europe, says: "This deal builds on Ericsson's established relationship with Wind and underlines our system integration capabilities and robust broadband solutions. The rollout is set to consolidate Wind's market-leading position by providing a carrier-class solution to provide its end-users with cutting-edge multimedia services."

Ericsson's optical network solution is a key enabler for deploying new broadband services, and is part of Ericsson's Full Service Broadband offering.
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 Marconi MHL 3000, Multihaul WDM Core solution
The Ericsson Marconi MHL 3000 xWDM Core platform provides a high level of flexibility enabling outstanding bandwidth utilization and quality of service for high-speed data, storage, video and voice services. It can be used to enhance network connectivity and provide a dynamic remote response to operators' evolving needs. It is "plug and play" and supports OTN functionality as a standalone solution or an integrated xWDM layer. Network operators benefit, both in performance and network cost, from a unique level of flexibility, scalability and ease of use across the entire access, metro and core application space provided in a single, highly optimized solution.