SOURCE: Ericsson North America

October 21, 2009 10:06 ET

Ericsson Wins SUPERCOMM EOS Award for Green Services

10036, SWEDEN--(Marketwire - October 21, 2009) - Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) today announced it won the SUPERCOMM EOS Green Services award for its efforts to help operators reduce energy consumption in their IP Edge and Carrier Ethernet deployments. The award recognizes Ericsson's contributions to sustainability, and helping service providers understand how platform design efficiencies impact energy usage through new metrics that map the power needed to deliver a service to a subscriber.

The annual SUPERCOMM EOS awards, which honor companies contributing cutting- edge network-enabled voice, video and data communications, are judged by consultants, technical journalists and service providers from the communications industry. "2009 marks the inaugural year for an EOS Green Services category," said John Salak, president of The Salak Group, organizer of the SUPERCOMM EOS awards. "Ericsson's focus on reducing power consumption and carbon footprint at the network edge and Metro Ethernet was highly deserving of the honor and is an important contribution in reducing telecom's impact on the environment."

In June 2009, Ericsson commissioned Iometrix, a well-known testing authority, to conduct a series of lab tests to substantiate the new metrics and assess the power consumption of the Ericsson SmartEdge Multi-Service Edge Router and SM Metro Ethernet platform. The tests measured the platforms' energy consumption as they scaled to support increasing numbers of subscribers receiving Triple Play services. Ericsson believes the results for the SmartEdge and SM set a new benchmark for industry leading power consumption.

"Ericsson has an aggressive goal to reduce its life-cycle carbon footprint by 40 percent over the next five years, measured as CO2 per subscriber or port," said Elaine Weidman, VP Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility at Ericsson. "Today's energy-related costs can contribute up to 50 percent of an operator's opex, making energy efficiency, and its measurement, critical at every point in the network."

For more information regarding the tests and new power consumption metrics, go to:

Ericsson is the world's leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators. Ericsson is the leader in 2G, 3G and 4G mobile technologies, and provides support for networks with over 1 billion subscribers and has a leading position in managed services. The company's portfolio comprises of mobile and fixed network infrastructure, telecom services, software, broadband and multimedia solutions for operators, enterprises and the media industry. The Sony Ericsson and ST-Ericsson joint ventures provide consumers with feature-rich personal mobile devices.

Ericsson is advancing its vision of "to be the prime driver in an all- communicating world" through innovation, technology, and sustainable business solutions. Working in 175 countries, more than 75,000 employees generated revenue of SEK 209 billion (USD 32.2 billion) in 2008. Founded in 1876 with the headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson is listed on OMX NASDAQ, Stockholm and NASDAQ New York.


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