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* Telstra selects Ericsson's next generation optical network equipment
long-haul and metro networks across Australia
* Telstra will expand the capacity of its national optical transport
with Ericsson's 100Gbps technology
* Ericsson's highly scalable optical products enable Telstra to meet the
growing demand for video, broadband and cloud-based services of the
Today at Mobile World Congress Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) announced that
has selected Ericsson's next generation optical technology to expand the
capacity of its metropolitan, regional and inter-capital long-haul optical
Ericsson will provide the latest in metro optical equipment with the SPO
family and the MHL3000 for long-haul applications, including support for
Telstra Executive Director for Networks and Access Technology, Mike Wright
"This technology evolution adds to our existing network foundation and
for an efficient evolution through significantly increasing capacity,
latency and streamlining our operations."
Håkan Eriksson, Head of Ericsson Australia, New Zealand and Fiji said:
is pleased to continue with Telstra to build one of the largest, fastest,
most robust optical networks in the world. With exponential growth in
driven by video, broadband and cloud, this upgrade will allow Telstra's
customers to enjoy a superior user experience."
Ericsson's next generation optical network solution includes the latest in
100Gbps transmission, ROADM (Reconfigurable Optical Add Drop Multiplexer)
DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) technology with Multiservice
and Packet Optical Transport Platform (POTP) equipment.
The adoption of Ericsson's integrated optical network solution can reduce
cost of ownership (TCO) by significantly reducing the number of network
and equipment space and consolidate operations and maintenance for the
network with reduced power consumption.
This win expands Ericsson's optical technology role with Telstra from being
leading vendor for long-haul optical transmission to being the prime
for metro, regional and inter-cityoptical networks.
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