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Ericsson to provide ETB’s high-performance broadband network in Colombia


December 5, 2006, Colombian fixed-line operator ETB (Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogotá), has selected Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) to supply its EDA-based high-performance broadband solution.

Ericsson’s high-performance broadband solution enables ETB to offer high bandwidth and capacity for quality assurance in the delivery of ultra-high-speed Internet access, IPTV, IP telephony and gaming applications.

With the network solution designed around Ericsson’s EDA platform, ETB is able to deliver bundled broadband services, such as data, voice and video simultaneously to enhance its broadband offerings.

Rafael Orduz, President of ETB, says: “With more than 7 million inhabitants, Bogota is facing strong demand for broadband access from business and residential customers. Ericsson’s EDA solution has the ADSL2+ performance we need for our growing network, and its global expertise in broadband systems makes Ericsson a reliable partner.”

Peter Linder, Director, Broadband Network Strategy for Ericsson, says: “We are pleased to have been selected by ETB to enhance its broadband network and offer advanced services to its customers. This contract confirms our worldwide leadership in high-performance broadband.”

The contract includes three years of technical assistance and preventive maintenance. The first installation phase has been successfully carried out, with the network launched commercially. Installation of the total solution is planned for completion by the second half of 2006.

Ericsson EDA is the most widely deployed IP-DSLAM solution globally and is a 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.


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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