Ericsson enables "Instant Office Networks" with Voice Hub-Router

Ericsson enables "Instant Office Networks" with Voice Hub-Router Congo Family provides simple and inexpensive ISDN Customer Premise Equipment for growing SOHO market Ericsson today announced at Networks Telecom 99 in Birmingham, England, the Congo Voice Hub-Router, a new voice and data router developed to provide small- and home-office (SOHO) business users with a simple, cost-effective local and wide area connectivity solution from a single platform. Ericsson's Voice Hub-Router makes it fast and easy for users to install an "instant office network" that connects up to four computers via an Ethernet. It also integrates voice, data, modem, and fax traffic over a single, low-cost ISDN Basic Rate Interface (BRI) connection for fast, reliable connections to the Internet and to regional or corporate locations. Ericsson's Congo Voice Hub-Router is a multiprotocol IP/IPX ISDN BRI router with two analog telephone ports and an integrated four-port 10BaseT Ethernet hub. The Congo can be installed and fully configured in minutes. Standard features such as Dial-on-Demand and Dial-on-Congestion provide a unique cost- savings advantage by automatically managing connection time to provide maximum bandwidth and availability at minimum expense. "End users can utilize Congo as a total small office network and Internet access solution, while service providers can offer Congo as the Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) complement to managed data and voice services," said Peter Curtin, vice president of Access product management for Ericsson Datacom Networks and IP Services business unit. "Ericsson is committed to delivering a complete selection of products that enable service providers to broaden their markets and increase their revenue stream by offering a full range of telecommunication services, including offerings for the continually expanding SOHO market." With the addition of the new Voice Hub-Router, Ericsson's Congo Family now offers a complete line of connectivity solutions for the SOHO market. The Congo family offers service providers a simple, inexpensive option for developing SOHO ISDN service offerings, and provides systems integrators and value-added resellers with an easy to install and configure remote-office solution for corporate clients. Ericsson's Congo Voice Hub-Router is available now, and is priced at list $675 USD. Ericsson is the leading provider in the new telecoms world, with communications solutions that combine telecom and datacom technologies with freedom of mobility for the user. With more than 100,000 employees in 140 countries, Ericsson simplifies communications for its customers - network operators, service providers, enterprises and consumers - the world over. Please visit Ericsson's Press Room at: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT Antoinette Torell, Ericsson Corporate Communications Phone: +46 70 519 3699; E-mail: Daphne Page, Marcoms Manager, Access Product Unit Ericsson Business Unit Datacom Networks and IP Services Phone: +1 805 961 1531; E-mail: ------------------------------------------------------------ Please visit for further information The following files are available for download:

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