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Ericsson Bulks Up GPON, Adds 40Gbit/s WDM-PON

Vendor enhances GPON solutions, launches EA 1100 platform

February 8, 2011

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STOCKHOLM -- Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) today announced several enhancements to its GPON solutions. First, Ericsson is setting a new benchmark in GPON port density for its EDA 1500 platform. The new 16-port GPON OLT board now enables broadband services to more than 14,000 FTTH GPON subscribers in a single EDA 1500 chassis. This density provides significant total cost of ownership savings for operators by reducing central office space, average port costs, and the power profile per line. As a result, operators can easily scale their network while maintaining a high quality of experience for HDTV and 3DTV services.

Ericsson is also introducing an Integrated TDM Gateway (ITG) board to the EDA 1500, enabling a converged platform for packet and TDM services across fixed enterprise and mobile applications. The ITG terminates and aggregates E1 services across multiple GPON ports at the OLT for STM-1 connectivity to existing TDM networks. This simplifies the network and substantially improves an operator’s total cost of ownership.

Last, Ericsson is further expanding its EDA portfolio with the T780G Optical Network Unit (ONU). This GPON-fed modular ONU provides flexibility for operators delivering ADSL2+, VDSL2, POTS, E1 and Ethernet services to both business and residential users. The T780G enables operators to support dense areas with different service requirements without rewiring buildings. The ONU is part of Ericsson’s T-series of optical terminals which provides maximum flexibility to deploy deep fiber access networks.

In a separate release:

STOCKHOLM -- Ericsson today launched its EA 1100 platform, adding Wavelength Division Multiplexing Passive Optical Network (WDM-PON) capabilities to its Deep Fiber Access solution. The EA 1100 platform is a result of its joint venture with LG-Ericsson and now part of Ericsson’s WDM PON offering.

WDM-PON solutions provide simple colourless technology for easy network installation, minimal sparing and maintenance while maintaining the point-to-point paradigm that operators utilize today. The carrier-grade Ethernet-based EA 1100 platform with WDM-PON technology provides the ideal combination of scalability and reliability for enterprises, mobile backhaul and other applications requiring symmetrical gigabit Ethernet connectivity.

Ericsson AB (Nasdaq: ERIC)

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