Ericsson sets another industry milestone with 1Tbps optical transport

    2012-03-05 Categories: Technology

    • Continues to lead optical innovation by demonstrating 1Tbps optical transmission at OFC/NFOEC in Los Angeles, California
    • Builds on the success of a 400Gbps field trial in Spain
    • 4th Generation IP optical technology ensures capacity for The Networked Society

    Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) will underline its leadership in optical technology with a demonstration of 1Tbps optical transport at OFC/NFOEC in Los Angeles, California. This achievement is a result of Ericsson’s continued investment in optical research and innovation, in partnership with the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies and CNIT, Italy’s national consortium for telecommunications. Ericsson demonstrated 400Gbps transmission in early 2011 and has recently deployed that technology in a field trial using Telefónica’s existing network in Spain.

    Phil Winterbottom, Head of Optical & Metro Product Management at Ericsson, says: “This type of innovation is crucial as The Networked Society is demanding higher speed with more connectivity. Not only is this 1Tbps transmission milestone an optical innovation, it leverages technology from Ericsson radio. At Ericsson, one of the things we are able to do is combine our expertise in radio with the underlying transport needs to support an end-to-end vision for our customers that leverages what we’re best at.”

    Attendees at OFC/NFOEC 2012, which takes place from March 4–8 in Los Angeles, California, can visit Ericsson at booth #2017 for a demonstration of this technology and to speak with the innovation experts behind it.

    Notes to editors

    About OFC/NFOEC

    OFC/NFOEC is the largest global conference and exposition for optical communications and networking professionals. For over 37 years people have been coming from all corners of the globe to meet and greet, teach and learn, make connections and move business forward for one week each year.

    Our multimedia content is available at the broadcast room.

    Ericsson is the world's leading provider of communications technology and services. We are enabling the Networked Society with efficient real-time solutions that allow us all to study, work and live our lives more freely, in sustainable societies around the world.

    Our offering comprises services, software and infrastructure within Information and Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries. Today more than 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic goes through Ericsson networks and we support customers' networks servicing more than 2 billion subscribers.

    We operate in 180 countries and employ more than 100,000 people. Founded in 1876, Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2011 the company had revenues of SEK 226,9 billion (USD 35.0 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm and NASDAQ, New York stock exchanges.

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