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Ericsson signs Ethernet DSL Access delivery contract with Finnet Logistics

Pressmeddelande   •   Jul 07, 2004 08:34 CEST

Ericsson and Finnet Logistics Ltd. that coordinates both the domestic
and international purchase of services and goods for the Finnet Group
have signed a delivery contract. It gives all Finnet companies equal
opportunities to deploy Ericsson Ethernet DSL Access technology in
order to offer new type of broadband services for residential and
business users.

Ethernet DSL Access technology is an attractive solution for Finnet
companies operating locally and nationally because of the low cost of
initial investment and maintenance as well as the excellent
scalability. Finnet operators can thus build a cost-effective
broadband access network and make broadband services a mass-scale
business.

"In 2003 the number of Finnet broadband customers grew by 94%. Our
domestic market share is over 20%. With extensive coverage on the
broadband market, we are now focusing on further developing our
broadband services nationwide," says Matti Makkonen, Managing
Director, Finnet Ltd.

"We are pleased that Finnet has selected our Ethernet-based DSL
Access solution for country-wide deployment. Our solution is highly
scalable, making it suitable to both small and large sites to provide
always-on broadband access for up to thousands of subscribers", says
Janne Laitala, Sales Director at Ericsson Finland.

Deliveries for several Finnet companies have already started.

Ericsson is shaping the future of Mobile and Broadband Internet
communications through its continuous technology leadership.
Providing innovative solutions in more than 140 countries, Ericsson
is helping to create the most powerful communication companies in the
world.


FURTHER INFORMATION

Eva Sparr, Director Media Relations
Ericsson Communications
Phone: +46 8 719 5750, +46 8 719 6992
Email: press.relations@ericsson.com

About Finnet Logistics Ltd.
Finnet Logistics Ltd is a negotiation organization which co-ordinates
Finnet's acquisition of goods and services from Finland and abroad.

About Finnet
Finnet is a Finnish telecommunications group consisting of 38
telephone companies, Finnet Ltd with its affiliates and Finnet
Association among others. The group's total turnover in 2003 was 978
million euros and it employs about 4,600 people. Finnet's main market
area is Finland. Finnet Ltd consists of Finnet's nationally operating
companies. Finnet Ltd's proforma turnover in 2003 was 352 million
euros. For more infomration: www.finnet.fi/eng .

About Ericsson's Ethernet DSL Access Solution
Ericsson's Ethernet DSL Access - designed to allow operators to mass
market DSL - offers flexible, scalable and powerful IP DSLAM
supporting installations ranging from a handful of subscribers to
large site deployments.

The solution is designed without concentration in the DSLAM to ensure
high-capacity throughput and no end-user limitations.

By avoiding concentration in the DSLAM and connecting directly to an
Ethernet aggregation network, the solution enables high
bandwidth-demanding services to be supported, while at the same time
reducing transport costs radically.

This is a key advantage for an operator, securing their ability to
compete in terms of price, bandwidth and service offering.

Ethernet DSL Access dramatically alters the economics of rolling out
DSL and allows operators to address potential broadband subscribers
profitably.
Read more about Ericsson's Ethernet DSL Access at:
www.ericsson.com/publicethernet