TeliaSonera is upgrading its fixed broadband access network to offer businesses and consumers media-rich services such as HDTV, live video streaming and online gaming, with Ericsson providing the broadband access network of one million lines based on VDSL2 technology.
Mikael Bäckström, head of Ericsson Nordic and Baltics, said in a statement: “Operators’ decision to move from ADSL to VDSL2 is in line with consumers’ need to get more bandwidth at home. Combining the strength of its fibre access with existing copper access is an effective and fast way to deliver nationwide high-speed broadband.”
Internet use in Sweden is widespread, and according to Swedish statistics, almost 90% of households have home access. The goal for Swedish authorities is to secure access to even higher broadband speeds of up to 100 Mbps, according to Ericsson.
Ove Alm, senior VP of TeliaSonera Networks, added: “Enhancing our fixed broadband network will meet the booming demand for bandwidth. By boosting the speeds in both our fixed and mobile networks, our customers will be able to reach their personalized services irrespective of where they are and what device they are using.”
Under the agreement, Ericsson will deliver EDA 1200 based on VDSL2 technology and related installation services. The contract includes Sweden, Denmark and Norway. Deployment starts in Sweden and will run over the next 12 months.