Ericsson Demos 10-Gig GPON

Ericsson to demonstrate world‘s first 10-Gig GPON for IPTV at NXTcomm08 in Las Vegas

June 16, 2008

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LAS VEGAS -- Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) announced today that it will show the world’s first 10Gbps Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) system for IPTV, with four times the bandwidth of existing GPON systems, at NXTcomm08 in Las Vegas. Ericsson will also introduce the 8-port GPON board as the latest addition to the EDA 1500 GPON system, effectively doubling its capacity and improving cost-effectiveness.

Ericsson’s EDA 1500 is a deep-fiber access solution based on GPON technology. The EDA 1500 is a key component of Ericsson’s IPTV access infrastructure, supporting advanced capabilities such as maximized bandwidth efficiency, guaranteed instant channel change, and robust security.

These demonstrations are industry milestones. The Ericsson EDA 1500 GPON solution has the highest switch capacity on the market and now offers both the highest density and the fastest GPON available in the same physical footprint, with speeds up to 10Gbps. The doubled capacity of the 8-port GPON board means the EDA 1500 Optical Line Terminal can now serve more than 7100 homes; deployments will begin in early 2009. The 10Gbps GPON system will be available commercially once the technology standard is defined.

Håkan Eriksson, CTO for Ericsson, says: "Growing demand for a personalized, interactive and high-quality television experience is driving the demand for IP-based deep-fiber access networks, and GPON has emerged as a key enabling technology. This demonstration highlights our technology leadership and commitment to evolving wireline access networks that enable a richer communications experience.

"Ericsson is at the forefront of developing next-generation access technologies, allowing carriers to offer high-quality television services. Increased GPON capacity will help operators maximize their network investment, and ensure that new services demanding higher speed and functionality can be introduced cost-effectively over time."

In a separate release:

LAS VEGAS -- Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) showcases a mobile backhaul solution based on Ethernet at NXTComm 2008 in Las Vegas. The solution supports operators’ increased need for cost-efficient broadband service delivery in the growing mobile broadband networks.

With mobile data and video traffic on the rise, Ericsson showcases a mobile backhaul solution in response to mobile operators' requirements for more efficient end-to-end transport. It leverages on the advanced Ethernet and IP capabilities of the Ericsson’s Redback Networks' SmartEdge family of routers and switches, combined with Ericsson’s Marconi OMS 1400 and OMS 2400 packet optical transport platforms, and the world's most widely deployed microwave radio platform, MINI-LINK TN.

Mobile broadband poses a significant challenge for operators in terms of cost-effective transport of significantly increased mobile data traffic. Andrea Spaccapietra, Head of Product Area Broadband Networks for Ericsson, says: “We are already today supplying mobile backhaul solutions to numerous operators around the world. Ericsson's experience and thorough understanding of the impact that new, high-bandwidth services create on mobile transport networks has led to significant discussions with operators on how to secure a competitive advantage and long-term profitability for their mobile broadband offerings."

In a separate release:

LAS VEGAS -- Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) will showcase its end-to-end Internet Protocol Television offering (IPTV) at NXTcomm 2008 to allow operators and service providers a glimpse at the future of the individual television experience.

Ericsson’s Televisionary Pavilion will be located in Booth SU7416 at the show, which takes place in the Las Vegas Convention Center from June 17-19, 2008.

Ericsson’s IPTV solution, powered by full service broadband networks, supports the creation, delivery and consumption of content to the screen of your choice.

In addition, Ericsson Technical Solutions Director Peter Linder and TANDBERG Television President Eric Cooney will host a roundtable discussion with media and industry analysts. They will look at the latest developments in IPTV and discuss the consumer trends, technology requirements and new business models that will drive the individual TV experience, powered by full service broadband networks. This activity will be held on June 17, 2008 from 11.30am – 1pm at Room S214, South Hall/2nd Floor of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“The evolving active lifestyle of people around the world places new requirements on the future of television,” said Arun Bhikshesvaran, vice president - Strategy and CTO for Ericsson in North America. “Consumers are no longer content to watch television at a set time and place. They want to experience television in news ways – with any service, using any device, anytime and anywhere.”

Ericsson AB (Nasdaq: ERIC)

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