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Ericsson to upgrade T-Comís optical network in Germany


September 22, 2006, Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has been selected to provide its DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) optical technology to T-Com for the upgrade of its metro and regional networks in Germany.

Under the contract, Ericsson will deliver its Multihaul WDM solution, the Marconi-branded MHL 3000, to Deutsche Telekomís broadband/fixed network business unit, T-Com.

Ericssonís Multihaul WDM solution enables T-Com to meet increasing broadband demand by delivering efficient, high-speed data, storage, video, and voice services with outstanding bandwidth utilization and quality of services.

Thanks to its modular architecture, the MHL 3000 adapts to any network needs from the edge to the core in a single fully Optical Transport Network (OTN) enabled solution, reducing network complexity and cost of ownership.

Stefan Kindt, President of Ericsson Germany, says: ďIím very proud to announce this contract. It strengthens our longstanding relationship with T-Com.Ē

T-Com started to use WDM platforms as a long-haul solution in 2004 and it has now decided to extend it to metropolitan and regional networks, using MHL 3000 Metro.

The MHL 3000 Metro offers the combination of low deployment cost and the ability to scale with minimal investment for the various topologies, traffic growth and new service demands inherent in the metro.

This contract highlights the benefits of the Marconi acquisition to Ericssonís customers.

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 MultiHaul WDM
The Ericsson MultiHaul WDM solution, MHL 3000, provides a cost-effective and manageable multi-haul platform to support multiple services, multiple network topologies and transparency protocols in metro, regional and long-haul networks. This allows service providers to maximize the bandwidth and service flexibility of their metropolitan networks while supporting new revenue opportunities in high-speed data services, TV distribution, Video-on-demand and VoIP. The MultiHaul solution provides an automatic, robust, effective and easy-to-control system for effective metro services, simplifying network planning, commissioning and maintenance. The embedded control scheme enables service providers to forget the network once installed, as it automatically reacts to any faults or inefficiency.


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