Ericsson's 40 Gbps DWDM solution in commercial use at Deutsche Telekom AG

Press release
Jul 24, 2008 07:30 (GMT +00:00)
Ericsson's leading 40 Gbps multihaul WDM solution, Marconi MHL 3000 has been commercially started by Deutsche Telekom AG in the German core network. This step follows in-depth testing, optimization and systems integration.

Ericsson's Marconi MHL 3000 MultiHaul WDM (Wavelength Division Multiplexing) platform is nationwide commercially deployed with 40 Gbps functionality. This is a vital step to provide necessary bandwidth in core networks to meet the growing broadband traffic demand from business and residential customers using new multimedia services.

Ericsson has been one of Deutsche Telekom's suppliers of WDM equipment since 2005. 40 Gbps is a key technology in next generation networks. The Marconi MHL 3000 solution enables Deutsche Telekom now to implement a highly efficient IP network with 40 Gbps connections on existing ROADM infrastructure satisfying traffic growth.

Thorsten Sauer, Head of the Global Customer Account Deutsche Telekom of Ericsson GmbH in Germany says: "We are proud to support Deutsche Telekom in their commercial launch of 40 Gbps WDM services. Deutsche Telekom is one of the operators being at the forefront of migration to Next Generation Networks. 40 Gbps WDM solutions are indispensable in this process because they allow a cost efficient growing of networks, both regarding to capex and opex."

Operators world-wide are planning for deployment of the 40Gbps WDM technology to expand capacity in their networks to cope with fast-growing broadband bandwidth demands. Ericsson's 40Gbps optical solution, the Marconi MHL 3000, is the most reliable and future proof solution in the market for transporting huge data traffic between network routers in core networks. Marconi MHL 3000, is a vital part of Ericsson's Full Service Broadband offering.

Ericsson is the world's leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators. The market leader in 2G and 3G mobile technologies, Ericsson supplies communications services and manages networks that serve more than 195 million subscribers. The company's portfolio comprises mobile and fixed network infrastructure, and broadband and multimedia solutions for operators, enterprises and developers. The Sony Ericsson joint venture provides consumers with feature-rich personal mobile devices.
Ericsson is advancing its vision of 'communication for all' through innovation, technology, and sustainable business solutions. Working in 175 countries, more than 70,000 employees generated revenue of USD 27.9 billion (SEK 188 billion) in 2007. Founded in 1876 and headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson is listed on OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm and NASDAQ.
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About Ericsson's 40 Gbps multihaul WDM optical fiber solution, Marconi MHL 3000
Ericsson's 40 Gbps multihaul WDM optical fiber solution, Marconi MHL 3000, offers industry leading platform modularity and can deliver up to 80 channels. Different modulation formats are used to provide the optimum cost performance depending upon the network application. 40G technology can be deployed over existing fiber infrastructure, for example providing a 10Gbps upgrade. Ericsson's Marconi MHL 3000 has fully integrated 40G functionality, with no need for separate hardware and is part of Ericsson's Full Service Broadband offering.