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Telstra selects Ericsson for optical network evolution

Feb 26 2013 12:00AM



STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN -- (Marketwire) -- 02/26/13 --

* Telstra selects Ericsson's next generation optical network equipmentfor its long-haul and metro networks across Australia

* Telstra will expand the capacity of its national optical transportnetwork with Ericsson's 100Gbps technology

* Ericsson's highly scalable optical products enable Telstra to meet theever growing demand for video, broadband and cloud-based services of the Networked Society

Today at Mobile World Congress Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) announced thatTelstrahas selected Ericsson's next generation optical technology to expand thecapacity of its metropolitan, regional and inter-capital long-haul opticalnetworks.

Ericsson will provide the latest in metro optical equipment with the SPO1400family and the MHL3000 for long-haul applications, including support for100Gbps services.

Telstra Executive Director for Networks and Access Technology, Mike Wrightsaid:"This technology evolution adds to our existing network foundation andallowsfor an efficient evolution through significantly increasing capacity,reducinglatency and streamlining our operations."

Håkan Eriksson, Head of Ericsson Australia, New Zealand and Fiji said:"Ericssonis pleased to continue with Telstra to build one of the largest, fastest,andmost robust optical networks in the world. With exponential growth intrafficdriven by video, broadband and cloud, this upgrade will allow Telstra'scustomers to enjoy a superior user experience."

Ericsson's next generation optical network solution includes the latest in100Gbps transmission, ROADM (Reconfigurable Optical Add Drop Multiplexer)andDWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) technology with MultiserviceDWDMand Packet Optical Transport Platform (POTP) equipment.

The adoption of Ericsson's integrated optical network solution can reducetotalcost of ownership (TCO) by significantly reducing the number of networkelementsand equipment space and consolidate operations and maintenance for theentirenetwork with reduced power consumption.

This win expands Ericsson's optical technology role with Telstra from beingtheleading vendor for long-haul optical transmission to being the primesupplierfor metro, regional and inter-cityoptical networks.


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