Ericsson has been selected by Mahanagar Telephone Nigam
Limited (MTNL), to supply broadband access network to
Delhi and Mumbai, the country''s two largest metropolitan
areas. MTNL plans to launch broadband services by the
end of this year, offering broadcast TV, video-on-demand
and high-speed internet.
contract is on a turnkey basis for the supply and roll
out of Ericsson''s solutions - ethernet DSL access and
ethernet aggregation technology into the MTNL network.
It includes a complete end-to-end broadband access solution
including upgrading of existing telephony lines with
ethernet DSL technology, customer premises equipment,
bandwidth provisioning system and aggregation network.
to the decision, Jan Campbell, managing director, Ericsson
India said, "Ericsson is honoured to have been
selected by MTNL in executing and delivering state of
the art broadband access solutions to support MTNL''s
vision of spearheading the broadband revolution in India."
ADSL2+ technology selected by MTNL for the mass rollout,
will allow it to offer up to 24mbps bandwidth to the
customers over existing copper lines. Through its unique
scalability and low cost of ownership, Ericsson''s ethernet
DSL access solution is designed to enable cost-effective
deployment from small to large nodes. The company says
its ethernet DSL access enables high bandwidth-demand
services to be supported, while at the same time reducing
a global leader in mobile and broadband internet communications
has perations in 140 countries. MTNL, with a 13-per
cent market share through its operations in New Delhi
and Mumbai, is one of the largest Asian telecom companies.