Ericsson is Wind-ward

May 22, 2007
MAY 22, 2007 -- Ericsson says it has been selected by Italian Internet provider Wind as a supplier for metro and core optical transport technology and systems integrator to support its fixed IP broadband access.

MAY 22, 2007 -- Ericsson (search for Ericsson) says it has been selected by Italian Internet provider Wind (search for Wind) as a supplier for metro and core optical transport technology and systems integrator to support its fixed IP broadband access.

The contract awarded to Ericsson includes DWDM equipment to increase the transmission capacity of 1,600 km of existing fiber cables and Broadband Remote Access Server (BRAS) technology to improve fixed broadband access performance.

Ericsson's turnkey package incorporating the Marconi-branded multihaul metro and core platform will handle broadband end-user traffic. The deployment will ensure that Wind, can provide high-capacity internet access for subscribers and support next-generation Internet services, Ericsson says.

Paolo Dal Pino, CEO, Wind Telecomunicazioni S.p.A. at Wind, says, "Ericsson's solution enables us to leverage our existing infrastructure to boost our broadband offering and offer our customers reliable, high-speed connectivity."

Cesare Avenia, president, Ericsson South East Europe, says, "This deal builds on Ericsson's established relationship with Wind and underlines our system integration capabilities and robust broadband solutions. The rollout is set to consolidate Wind's market-leading position by providing a carrier-class solution to provide its end-users with cutting-edge multimedia services."

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