T-Com, Ericsson sign pact on broadband plan in Germany

Broadband operator T-Com, a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, has contracted Ericsson to expand its broadband services to areas where DSL has so far been unavailable.

In a statement, the two firms said that under the agreement, Ericsson would deliver the nodes required for different areas of the access network as part of its EDA (electronic design automation) solution, an Ethernet technology deployed in specified access networks without broadband-enabled fiber technology.

Ericsson will integrate EDA into T-Com's existing network architecture, allowing the operator to increase data transfer rates to reach speeds of up to 6Mbps.