Ericsson launches Metro PoP Access - an ENGINE Access solution for metropolitan areas

Ericsson launches Metro PoP Access - an ENGINE Access solution for metropolitan areas Ericsson today launches Metro PoP Access, a new ENGINE solution for metropolitan areas that brings the power of the core closer to the end- user. Operators' challenge in densely populated metropolitan areas is smooth handling of a large and rapidly growing amount of communications traffic. In parallel, businesses are requiring and demanding an increasingly growing range of services. Metro PoP (Point of Presence) Access enables operators to build a true multi-service broadband network in highly populated city areas. It allows operators to provide powerful and flexible broadband services over Copper and Fiber to multi-tenant buildings or campuses, cost-efficiently and at speed. With Metro PoP Access, operators can offer new, carrier-class business services to small to medium sized enterprises, as well as multi-service high-speed and high-capacity user access to large enterprises, multi- tenant buildings and Internet Service Providers located in dense metropolitan areas. "Metro PoP Access provides flexibility in capacity, offers services and interfaces in a fully scalable system, and supports all combinations of data and voice," said Ove Anebygd vice president at Division Multi- Service Networks, Ericsson. "With Metro PoP Access operators can offer their services over one single network with carrier-class performance, and have the advantage of optimizing existing equipment and infrastructure, while securing migration into the future." 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. Read more at http://www.ericsson.com/press FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT Robert Elston, Manager Public Relations, Ericsson EUS Phone: +1 972 583 0982, +1 214 228 0577 E-mail: robert.elston@am1.ericsson.se Jonas Lihnell, Manager Public Relations Ericsson Division Multi-Service Networks Phone: +46 8 719 3591, +46 70 267 1086 E-mail: jonas.lihnell@etx.ericsson.se About ENGINE ENGINE is Ericsson's global multi-service network offering for operators of fixed networks, designed for real-time services; a network able to carry large and growing volumes of IP-based traffic. The ENGINE concept efficiently builds new and migrates operators' current circuit-switched networks into a single next generation network, based on ATM and IP packet switching technologies. Up to date Ericsson has received 54 contracts for ENGINE-type solutions including Telefónica Spain, Diveo, BT, Telia Denmark and Telia Europe, KPN, WorldCom and others. To learn more about Ericsson's suite of multi-service network solutions, ENGINE, please visit: http://www.ericsson.com/engine Ericsson's access portfolio comprises of end-to-end solutions and access technologies like copper, fiber ethernet and wireless technologies. The comprehensive ENGINE Access offering further validates Ericsson's position as a leading supplier of multi-service networks based on IP and ATM technologies for wireline and wireless network operators.

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