B2 will deploy VDSL2 technology to deliver Triple Play services - Internet, IP Telephony and IPTV - over a High-Performance Broadband architecture based on IP/Ethernet technology. The VDSL2 system is planned to be in operation in October this year.
VDSL2 is the next major DSL technology and the first to allow for Ethernet end-to-end architectures, which will simplify networks. The early availability of VDSL2 systems lets operators experience the performance of VDSL2 first hand, and will be key to advancing vendor interoperability testing processes in 2006.
Ericsson addresses the VDSL2 market with a fully featured IP/Ethernet system that builds on the extensive experience gained from three years of EDA field deployments.
Peder Ramel, Chief Executive Officer, B2, says: "Ericsson has shown very strong performance, meeting our requirements for the current ADSL2+ rollout. Ericsson's demonstrated leadership in IP/Ethernet-based DSL solutions also lets us move forward into the VDSL2 market, in line with our ambition of always being first with the fastest offerings for our customers."
Peter Linder, Technical Director Wireline for Ericsson globally, says: "We are very pleased to extend our cooperation with B2 into a new technological area. B2's ambitious goals allow us to continually improve our DSL solutions and remain at the technological forefront, as we approach the VDSL2 market with great expectations."
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