Monday, October 22, 2007

Ericsson Deploys Broadcom VDSL2 Technology for EDA Broadband Access Products

Ericsson Deploys Broadcom VDSL2 Technology for EDA Broadband Access Products
By Niladri Sekhar Nath
TMCnet Contributing Editor

Ericsson has integrated interoperable VDSL2 chipset from Broadcom (News - Alert) Corporation into its EDA Broadband Access product line. Thus, Ericsson aims to be among one of the first companies to introduce standards-based VDSL2 to help its customers introduce advanced triple-play services such as IPTV.

Broadcom's powerful BladeRunner DSL chipset offers an extensive range of capabilities that offer improved user experience for subscribers of telecommunications triple-play services. Ericsson's (News - Alert) EDA VDSL2 (very-high-bit-rate DSL) platform is based on that technology and can offer access speeds of up to 100 Megabits per second (Mbps) over existing copper networks facilitating simplified network structure and better cost-efficiency for operators.

By integrating Broadcom's technology, Ericsson has become one of the leading suppliers in the IP DSLAM market with solutions deployed globally in over 100 networks to date.

"Ericsson's adoption of our BladeRunner chipset is a strong validation of Broadcom's leadership in ADSL2+/VDSL2 and FTTx markets," said Greg Fischer, Vice President and General Manager of Broadcom's Carrier Access line of business. "Ericsson's customers can now accelerate mass deployment of triple- play services as a result of the flexibility of our ADSL2+ and VDSL2 solutions. These solutions will enable all types of deployments through deep fiber solutions, allowing Ericsson's customers to look forward to new IP services with improved performance and reduced service provisioning complexity and scalability issues."

Broadcom develops a range of broadband communications and consumer electronics system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions that enable voice, video and data services over residential wired and wireless networks. The solutions comprise video enabling features including its newly released PhyR impulse noise protection technology, and the existing seamless rate adaptation (SRA) and enhanced power and performance including firmware capabilities to optimize power, reach and spectral flexibility for all FTTx deployments.

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