SOURCE: Ericsson

March 05, 2007 03:00 ET

Ericsson delivers very-high-speed broadband to PHP in Finland

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 5, 2007 --

Ericsson has delivered its EDA VDSL2 solution to Finnish regional telephone company PHP (Päijät-Hämeen Puhelin). The deal, under which the system will become operational in March 2007, will enable PHP to offer its broadband customers triple-play services combining IPTV with voice and data in a versatile package.

Arto Kaikkonen, Managing Director of PHP, says: "We build our broadband services based on customer needs. We aim to be an operator that turns the opportunities offered by broadband technology into full-scale services for even the most demanding of customers, keeping us at the forefront of progress."

Based on Ethernet architecture, Ericsson's EDA VDSL2 (Very-high-bit-rate DSL) is a new-generation broadband solution that provides access speeds of up to 100Mbps over existing copper networks. This simplifies network structures and, in addition to unparalleled broadband speeds, also means enhanced cost-efficiency for operators.

Janne Laitala, Managing Director, Ericsson Finland, says: "PHP is a long-time Ericsson customer, and we are happy to help it continue its work in building up advanced broadband solutions.

"The VDSL2 solution will facilitate services including IPTV, which is gaining popularity globally. IPTV brings dozens of television channels and versatile video-on-demand services to broadband subscribers."

Ericsson EDA is the most widely deployed IP-DSLAM solution in the world and is part of Ericsson's Full Service Broadband offering.

Ericsson is shaping the future of Mobile and Broadband Internet communications through its continuous technology leadership. Providing innovative solutions in more than 140 countries, Ericsson is helping to create the most powerful communication companies in the world.



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About PHP

PHP (Päijät-Hämeen Puhelin Oyj) is an expanding data communications and information technology group in southern Finland. The company is based in the city of Lahti, and the majority of customers are within the Lahti economic region. The population in the surrounding provinces is constantly growing. PHP is one of the major shareholders in Finnet Ltd.

About Ericsson's EDA solution

Ericsson's industry-leading EDA solution has been supporting high-bandwidth-demanding services, with advanced quality-assurance mechanisms for demanding video applications, since 2002. As the most scalable IP-DSLAM solution on the market, Ericsson EDA allows operators to develop their businesses beyond basic IP connectivity, ensuring the ability to offer triple-play services to home and office environments in a way that is cost efficient and future proof. Ericsson EDA is the most widely deployed IP-DSLAM solution globally, with more than 90 networks deployed to date. The introduction of a solution with the performance increased 10-fold, alongside the addition of new capabilities, makes it the best solution available for VDSL2 deployments in the off-site plant.

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