Ericsson inks GPON contract in Bangladesh

MARCH 26, 2008 -- Per the agreement, Ericsson will deliver central office optical equipment and devices for the home based on its EDA 1500 access platform, plus infrastructure such as fiber systems and cables.

MARCH 26, 2008 -- Ericsson (search for Ericsson) and Grameen CyberNet Limited, an Internet service provider in Bangladesh, have signed a contract for an FTTH network based on Ericsson's GPON (search for GPON) equipment. Grameen CyberNet says the move will enable it to provide advanced broadband services, such as gaming and video-on-demand services, to its customers.
 
Per the agreement, Ericsson will deliver central office optical equipment and devices for the home based on its EDA 1500 platform, plus infrastructure such as fiber systems and cables.
 
The EDA 1500 is an access platform--part of Ericsson's Full Service Broadband offering--and it is based on the GPON standard that has emerged as the key enabling technology to achieve an all-IP network. GPON is fiber-based, provides high bandwidth, and accelerates optical and IP convergence in the access network, packaging voice, data, and video services.
 
"This deal is a milestone in the evolution of broadband services in Bangladesh," contends Ghulam Mohiuddin, managing director of Grameen CyberNet. "It highlights Grameen CyberNet's commitment to offering our customers premium services, employing the latest technology available. Ericsson's GPON solution will enable us to offer high-quality, feature-rich broadband services to the home."
 
"We are pleased to partner with Grameen CyberNet in providing them our GPON solution," adds Arun Bansal, managing director of Ericsson Bangladesh. "This deal marks the first step for Bangladeshi Internet users to experience a real fiber-to-the-home service with availability of innovative broadband applications and features." 
 
 
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