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Ericsson adds 40 Gbps WDM-PON to its portfolio

  • Date: 2011.02.09
  • Ericsson surpasses 10 Gbps TDM PON by launching 40 Gbps WDM-PON
  • A solution which enhances LTE mobile backhaul and enterprise connectivity
  • Ericsson continues its next generation PON investment through joint venture with LG-Ericsson

  • Ericsson today launched its EA 1100 platform, adding Wavelength Division Multiplexing Passive Optical Network (WDM-PON) capabilities to its Deep Fiber Access solution. The EA 1100 platform is a result of its joint venture with LG-Ericsson and now part of Ericsson’s WDM-PON offering.

"Ericsson’s investment in WDM-PON isn’t just to beat any PON speed records but to address high value applications demanded by our customers." said Phil Winterbottom, Head of Product Line Broadband Access, Ericsson. "We envision the world moving towards 50 billion connected devices in 2020 and as connection speeds continue to increase, technologies such as WDM-PON provide the high-speed connectivity that will become essential in applications like mobile backhaul for LTE."

"Ericsson’s WDM-PON adaptation brings exciting possibilities to our industry-leading technology," said Jae Ryun Lee, Chief Executive Officer, LG-Ericsson. "WDM-PON solutions are already providing service connectivity for subscribers around the globe and Ericsson's worldwide channel will bring 40Gbps WDM-PON solutions to the world's most progressive telecommunications providers."

WDM-PON solutions provide simple colourless technology for easy network installation, minimal sparing and maintenance while maintaining the point-to-point paradigm that operators utilize today. The carrier-grade Ethernet-based EA 1100 platform with WDM-PON technology provides the ideal combination of scalability and reliability for enterprises, mobile backhaul and other applications requiring symmetrical gigabit Ethernet connectivity.

Ericsson Deep Fiber Access is a complete end-to-end solution consisting of passive fiber, outside plant components and active equipment along with a comprehensive service offering. The EDA broadband access equipment portfolio provides simple, smart and scalable solutions for high-speed, multimedia rich, next generation IP-based networks. The world’s leading operators have selected Ericsson’s innovative Deep Fiber Access deploying the GPON, P2P, WDM PON and DSL solutions in more than 145 FTTX and 110 copper-based networks around the globe. Ericsson is positioned in the "Leaders" quadrant of the Gartner 2010 Magic.

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[1] Gartner, "Magic Quadrant for Fiber-to-the-Home" by Ian Keene, December 29, 2010

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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.   

About LG-Ericsson
LG-Ericsson empowers enterprise customers and telecommunications operators around the world with a full range of cutting-edge fixed and wireless telecommunications and networking solutions. The company is a joint venture between Ericsson and LG Electronics. It was established on November 3, 2005 and renamed LG-Ericsson after Ericsson acquired a majority stake in it. The company has 1300 employees and is headquartered in Seoul, Korea, with its R&D center in Anyang, Korea.
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