Ericsson Demos Terabit

STOCKHOLM -- Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) will underline its leadership in optical technology with a demonstration of 1Tbps optical transport at OFC/NFOEC in Los Angeles, California. This achievement is a result of Ericsson’s continued investment in optical research and innovation, in partnership with the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies and CNIT, Italy’s national consortium for telecommunications. Ericsson demonstrated 400Gbps transmission in early 2011 and has recently deployed that technology in a field trial using Telefónica’s existing network in Spain.

Phil Winterbottom, Head of Optical & Metro Product Management at Ericsson, says: “This type of innovation is crucial as The Networked Society is demanding higher speed with more connectivity. Not only is this 1Tbps transmission milestone an optical innovation, it leverages technology from Ericsson radio. At Ericsson, one of the things we are able to do is combine our expertise in radio with the underlying transport needs to support an end-to-end vision for our customers that leverages what we’re best at.”

Attendees at OFC/NFOEC 2012, which takes place from March 4–8 in Los Angeles, California, can visit Ericsson at booth #2017 for a demonstration of this technology and to speak with the innovation experts behind it.

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