Ericsson Partners with Ditch Witch and Vermeer to Advance Underground Fiber Equipment

  • Ditch Witch
  • Ericsson
  • Vermeer Corporation
STOCKHOLM — Ericsson, a provider of mobility, broadband and cloud infrastructure for the telcom industry, announced it has joined forces with underground equipment companies, Ditch Witch and Vermeer. The companies will work together to leverage recent breakthroughs in technology to bring new deployment capacity, construction techniques and tools to fiber deployments, all of which are designed specifically to support the needs of today's telecom operators.

Ditch Witch and Vermeer will provide Ericsson with equipment, expert training, and field support to create new qualified crews with the latest tools and technology. The consumer need for high-speed broadband connectivity to operate multiple communication devices is at an all-time high. According to the Ericsson Mobility Report, the average number of connected devices per household in the U.S. in 2014 was 5.2.

Meeting the Growing Demand for Fiber-optic Transmission
The demand for fiber-optic transmission is rapidly growing to accommodate increasing bandwidth requirements driven by new applications, specifically video services. Fiber is a key component for the next generation all-optical IP network. By teaming with the world's top two equipment manufacturers and coupling them with Ericsson's world-class service offering, Ericsson can deliver unmatched scalability and startup times for its customer fiber projects.

"By working with industry-leaders Ditch Witch and Vermeer, Ericsson can deliver both the network design expertise and the quality fiber deployment services at the scale needed to meet the need of our North American customers," said Angel Ruiz, head of Ericsson North America. "This makes Ericsson extremely unique in the industry."

Fiber Network Deployment Solution
Building fiber-optic networks is capital intensive and requires careful planning and project execution. Ericsson's Fiber Network Deployment solution offers a full range of professional services, securing the lowest total cost of ownership for the network, while at the same time enabling new revenue-generating media services.

Ericsson's Fiber Network Deployment solutions consist of comprehensive end-to-end solutions that span from planning and design of the network through the full implementation phase.

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