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December 5, 2005
STOCKHOLM -- Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERICY) today announced that Regional InternetAustralia (RIA), an innovative new Internet Service Provider based inNorthern Queensland, has chosen Ericsson's EDA DSL equipment to buildthe region's fastest broadband network.
The EDA equipment supports RIA's expansion of its Broadband DSLnetwork in the region, and will provide broadband customers withimproved functionality, and speeds more than 10 times faster thanexisting services.
"Northern Queensland is one of the fastest growing regions inAustralia, and the demand for broadband access from business andresidential customers is outstanding," said Warren Thomson, ChiefExecutive Officer, Regional Internet Australia Pty. Ltd. "Ericsson'sEDA product has the ADSL2+ performance we need for our network, andEricsson's global expertise and proven professionalism make them areliable partner."
Ericsson's EDA DSL equipment, including IP-DSLAMs, is provisioned tooffer RIA customers high-quality Internet services. EricssonIP-DSLAMs support the latest ADSL2+ standards, with speeds of up to24 mbps speeds.
Installation of the additional ports is planned for completion byearly 2006, extending Regional Internet Australia's coverage acrossNorthern Queensland. RIA also plans to extend their network to covermany other regional and rural areas around Australia.
Barry Borzillo, Head of Ericsson Market Unit Australia, New Zealandand Pacific Islands said: "Fast-moving companies like RIA needreliable high-performing equipment and expert support. With our EDAproduct Ericsson has become the most popular supplier of IP-DSLAM'sto ISP's all over Australia. We are proud of being chosen by RIA tocontribute to their broadband-ing of regional Australia."
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