Ericsson selected by BT to deploy DSL access in Ireland

Ericsson today announced that it is partnering with Esat BT to deploy Ireland’s first DSL solution specifically designed for the business market.

Ericsson today announced that it is partnering with Esat BT, theIrish arm of BT Ignite, BT’s business services and solutions division, to deploy Ireland’s first DSL solution specifically designed for the business market.

The contract award is valued at approximately £25 million. BT Ignite will use the DSL platform to offer Internet, data and voice services to corporate customers in Ireland.

Ericsson will manage, support and rollout the DSL solution, comprising DSL Equipment for co-location sites, Voice over DSL equipment for the integration of voice and data over the same DSL line, customer premises equipment and integrated access devices for BT Ignite customers.

Ericsson partner, Zhone Technologies, Inc., will provide some of the equipment in the ENGINE range, including DSLAMs, voice gateways and DSL modems, as part of the end-to-end broadband platform to be supplied to Esat BT in Ireland as a build and operate managed service from Ericsson.