Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has been selected to support Telefónica in building and operating a new nationwide DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) transport network in Germany. Rolled out over the next few years, it will provide wider optical transmission paths coverage, giving Telefónica a significant advantage in the German market.

Karl Wilhelm Rohrsen, board member of Telefónica in Germany, says: "The new transport network is a major step forward in the German market. Here, we rely on an experienced and reliable partner. That is exactly what Ericsson is."

Ericsson's DWDM platform will enable Telefónica to build a future-proof optical network, with leading technology that will provide the operator with unique flexibility, best-in-class performance, and operational synergies for efficient and evolved metro and core networking.

Stefan Kindt, President of Ericsson in Germany, says: "We are pleased to provide Telefónica with a highly versatile solution that will allow them to offer new services with minimal incremental investment. It confirms our long-lasting partnership."

The Ericsson solution provides operators with an opportunity to maximize their revenues through such new services as high-speed data, storage, video and voice transmission. Automatic network control and operation allow them to simplify the way they operate their transport networks, always granting the best quality of service.

The rollout of the network has already started.
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Ericsson MHL 3000 is a modular DWDM platform that efficiently supports edge and core applications. Compact and high-density edge configurations can easily be scaled and adapted to high-performance core networks with a total capacity of 6.4 Tbps. The MHL 30000 delivers transparent data, SDH (Synchronous Digital Hierarchy) and wavelength services, with outstanding bandwidth utilization and quality of service. Thanks to standard Optical Transport Network (OTN) functionality, this unique carrier-class solution provides a flexible and thin DWDM layer, which boosts the dynamics and efficiency of optical networking. Pioneering multi-direction and re-configurable wavelength switch functionality enhances network connectivity and provides a dynamic response to the evolving needs of operators. Extensive 'plug and play' reduces commissioning time, enabling smooth and efficient responses to network needs.

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