Elion chooses Nokia D500 Multi Service Access Node for enhanced broadband services and IPTV in Estonia

Nokia D500 enables triple play services including IPTV, converged video, voice and data services

(PresseBox) ( Espoo, Finland, )
Nokia and Estonian telecommunications service provider Elion Enterprises Ltd. have agreed on the supply of Nokia's broadband DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) solution, the Nokia D500 IP Multi Service Access Node (MSAN).

The Nokia D500 solution will enable triple play service including IPTV, high speed Internet access, video on demand, HDTV and voice services for Elion's customers in Estonia. The Nokia D500 delivers integrated IP and multicasting functionality unlike any other IP DSLAM solution in the broadband industry. The system is already in use.

"We recently launched Elion IPTV service, which offers high quality digital television over broadband internet connection. Now we are launching our next generation Home Solution for high speed internet access and triple play services," says Toivo Praakel, Internet and Data Communication Network Director, Elion. "Nokia's D500 solution and their continuous support have enabled us to be one of the first service providers in the region to offer these kinds of services to our customers."

"We are pleased to continue supporting Elion in bringing converged services to their customers," says Mikko Lavanti, Vice President, Broadband Systems, Networks, Nokia. "The Nokia D500 platform is ideal for Elion in building an IP-centric network, which affords long-term cost savings and opportunities to launch new broadband services."

The Nokia D500 is a complete IP-based platform providing the security and quality of service that triple play services demand. It supports the latest DSL standards, VDSL, SHDSL.bis and ADSL2+, increasing bandwidth for residential and business customers over both IP and ATM-based connections. In practical terms, a single Nokia D500 can provide hundreds of residential homes with full-service access to IPTV, video, voice and data services, to be delivered to PCs, TVs and mobile devices.

Nokia has a renowned track record in carrier-class broadband and narrowband products and works together with key partners to enable broadband services for more than 50 customers across the globe, covering the European, Asia-Pacific, China, and the Americas markets.

About Elion
Elion is the largest telecommunications and IT provider in Estonia. It is owned by AS Eesti Telekom, listed on the Tallinn and London stock exchanges of (OMX:ETLAT/LSE:EETD). In Estonia Elion is the market leader in fixed network calls, in Internet subscriptions and data communication solutions, and it has made a powerful entry into the IT and digital television market. In 2005 the consolidated revenue of Elion Group was 2.588 billion kroons, and the consolidated net profit was 385 million kroons. At the end of 2005 Elion Group employed the staff of 1673.
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