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KPN Telecom selects Ericsson as supplier of the Ethernet equipment for Fiber-to-the-Home pilots
June 4, 2002
AMSTERDAM -- KPN Telecom and Ericsson have signed a contract on 28 May in which Ericsson becomes the supplier of the Ethernet equipment for the Fiber to the Home (FttH) pilots of KPN Telecom. With this, KPN Telecom is ready to start with the Fiber to the Home Pilots (FttH) already this year, in which very fast broadband Internet will be delivered to consumers via a fiber optics network. Ericsson is the supplier of the network equipment. The contract between KPN Telecom and Ericsson includes the delivery of Ethernet equipment in the access network of KPN Telecom and the equipment at the end-users home. Ericsson's technology enables KPN to deliver a safe broadband connection with a guaranteed speed to the customers. The Ericsson equipment is not only future proof, it is also scaleable. Initially a speed of 10Mb/s will be delivered, in a later stage also broadband connections of 100Mb/s or even 1 Gb/s will be delivered to the consumer. In this way future proof connections for the consumer will be realized, with access to among others High-speed Internet, video services, local user services, gaming and telephony. KPN Telecom
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