Ericsson : Ericsson and Telstra successfully trial 1Tbps optical link

    Ericsson : Ericsson and Telstra successfully trial 1Tbps optical link

  *Telstra and Ericsson have successfully conducted the first trial of 1Tbps
    technology in Australia over 995km of an existing optical fiber network
  *Ericsson and Telstra test the fastest ever optical connection in Australia
  *Ericsson demonstrates terabit technology leadership by moving ultra-fast
    transmission from the lab to verify its functionality in an existing
    optical network

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) announces the successful trial of its 1Tbps (terabit
per second) optical transmission equipment over Telstra's fiber optic network.
One terabit is equal to 1000 gigabits.

The successful test over the 995 kilometer optical link between Sydney and
Melbourne in Australia shows it is possible to deploy 1Tbps technology in a
real network environment. Furthermore, when 1Tbps is commercialized,
operators will be in a position to deploy it to meet their capacity

Telstra Director Transport & Routing Engineering, David Robertson says: "We
are currently upgrading our optical transmission networks with Ericsson's next
generation 100Gbps technology and this trial demonstrates that the higher
1Tbps speeds are possible.

"The trial has proven that our existing optical cable plant can support Tbps
channels along with 40Gbps and 100Gbps channels simultaneously on the same
fibre, verifying that we have the ability to increase capacity on our existing
fiber cables when required." Alessandro Pane, Head of Ericsson R&D Optical
Transmission, says: "Like so many developed countries, Australia is a very
technologically advanced market and Australians are sophisticated users of
broadband and mobile technology. In addition, there is widespread smart phone,
tablet, IPTV and HDTV take-up. Supporting all these services requires an
ever-growing capacity in backhaul and inter-city transmission.

"Telstra is a key account for Ericsson and we frequently partner to trial new
technology and products. This trial provides insights that are valuable to the
Australian market and operators worldwide."

Ericsson recently announced it will provide Telstra with the SPO 1400, the
latest packet optical transport platform (POTP) for the metro and the MHL 3000
for long-haul applications with 100Gbps service support. The trial tested a
1Tbps line card in the MHL 3000.

Ericsson's terabit solution, which was used in the trial, has some important
advantages: the optical characteristics are software configurable; innovative
frequency packing for high spectral efficiency; and advanced forward error
correction for superior performance of the communications channel.

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