Sunday, September 6, 2009

AT&T Picks Ericsson as Key Wireline Supplier

Ericsson confirmed that it has been selected as one of two suppliers for AT&T's Wireline Access products and services. The deal is a breakthrough win for Ericsson's wireline business in North America.

Ericsson said it will offer AT&T full end-to-end system solutions. Wireline Access Suppliers will compete with each other for AT&T capital spending on all Wireline Access applications and products, including collaborating with third-party suppliers to provide technologically leading solutions to AT&T.

Having already approved Ericsson's GPON Fiber to the Home (FTTH) solution for general deployment, AT&T will now embark on integrating Ericsson's DSL portfolio for Fiber to the Node (FTTN) and IP DSLAM solutions to support AT&T's U-verse offerings, such as IPTV, High Speed Internet and VoIP over an all IP network infrastructure.