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TMCNet:  Ericsson wins 2012 Internet Telephony BSS/OSS Excellence Award

[February 14, 2013]

Ericsson wins 2012 Internet Telephony BSS/OSS Excellence Award

(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) - Ericsson has been recognized for its Plan to Provision for Fixed Broadband solution, a network planning and design solution that enables rapid rollout of broadband networks such as fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and mobile backhaul - Deployed at JT, the leading telecommunications provider for the Island of Jersey in the UK, the Ericsson solution is speeding the rollout of Gigabit Jersey project to enable all 90,000 people on the island to access the fastest broadband speeds from their home or business Ericsson announced today that it has been named a 2012 Internet Telephony BSS/OSS Excellence Award winner by TMC, a global, integrated media company. The award recognizes the company's work with JT Group, the leading telecommunications provider for the Island of Jersey (UK), for its role in helping JT to achieve its vision of providing gigabit-speed broadband services to every home and business on the island by 2016.


Erik Linask, Editorial Director of Internet Telephony said: "The BSS/OSS Excellence Awards provide recognition for contribution to the growth of and innovation displayed in an increasingly complex and vital market." Ericsson was recognized for its Plan to Provision for Fixed Broadband solution, a network planning and design solution that enables rapid rollout of broadband networks such as fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and mobile backhaul.

Elisabetta Romano, Head of OSS, Business Unit Support Solutions, Ericsson said: "The Ericsson solution is helping JT Group reduce cost and save time, two critical factors in any network rollout. The result has been invaluable to the Island of Jersey by enabling fast FTTH builds that are creating new jobs and boosting the economy. We are very proud of being named a BSS/OSS Excellence Award Winner once again, and believe it reflects our commitment to helping our customers succeed through our world-class software and services." Implementation of the Ericsson solution at JT began in January 2012 and was deployed in less than six months. It is now speeding the Gigabit Jersey project at JT, designed to provide the island with the fastest broadband network possible through a ubiquitous FTTH infrastructure. The project retires the island's copper network and enables all 90,000 islanders to access broadband speeds up to 1GB, more than 50 times faster than the island's current network. The new speeds will open up new opportunities for both local businesses and investors in the development of the island's digital economy.

The Ericsson solution provides a map-based system for planning, designing, and documenting complex communications networks, and is instrumental in supporting an efficient fiber build. The cornerstone of the solution is Ericsson Network Engineer, a highly scalable geographic information system (GIS) that has replaced JT's manual paper-based network planning process with a streamlined and automated solution. The group has already seen a 400-percent increase in productivity, and future efficiency gains are anticipated as the operator expands its FTTH deployments across its other operating markets in the Channel Islands and elsewhere.

The 2012 Internet Telephony BSS/OSS Excellence Award winners are published in the December 2012 issue of Internet Telephony magazine, www.itmag.com . Notes to editors To learn more about the Ericsson's Operations and Business Support Systems, visit http://www.ericsson.com/oss-bss/ About Internet Telephony Magazine Internet Telephony has been the IP Communications Authority since 1998. Beginning with the first issue in February of 1998, Internet Telephony magazine has been providing unbiased views of the complicated converged communications space. Internet Telephony offers rich content from solutions-focused editorial content to reviews on products and services from TMC Labs. Internet Telephony magazine reaches more than 225,000 readers, including pass-along readers. For more information, please visit www.itmag.com About TMC TMC is a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person and online. TMC publishes multiple magazines including Customer , Internet Telephony, M2M Evolution and Cloud Computing . TMCnet is read by more than 1.5 million unique visitors each month, and is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMC is also the producer of ITEXPO , the world's leading B2B communications event, as well as industry events: M2M Evolution; Cloud4SMB Expo; DevCon5; HTML5 Summit; Super Wi-Fi Summit, CVx; AstriCon; StartupCamp, and more. Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information.

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