OneAccess enables Telia to launch commercial 4G mobile access for Carrier Ethernet services

08 June 2017 | Jason McGee-Abe


Telecom network access and virtualisation specialist, OneAccess Networks, has supported Telia Company to deliver, what it claims to be, the world’s first commercial 4G mobile access for Carrier Ethernet services.

OneAccess’ integrated fibre and 4G 1645 Ethernet Access Device (EAD) was selected by Telia to enrich its existing fibre services. By connecting isolated data networks in challenging environments to Telia’s 4G mobile network, the new service significantly improves connectivity levels for both businesses and the public sector across Sweden and Finland.

“The success of this project demonstrates the strength of our partnership with Telia Company,” said Bertrand Meis, CEO of OneAccess Networks, which is the sole supplier of all copper, fiber and LTE for all Ethernet Nordics services and has worked with Telia since 2009.

“We specialise in creating connectivity solutions that enable operators to launch innovative services and have purpose-designed platforms to support this effort. It’s a mark of our flexibility that we were able to offer a solution that combined LTE/4G accessibility with MEF CE2.0 certified equipment. End-to-end, globally compliant Ethernet services delivered over the mobile network will greatly improve accessibility for customers operating in remote and widely dispersed areas across Sweden and Finland.”

MEF’s COO, Kevin Vachon believes that OneAccess’ fully certified equipment was instrumental in delivering the first MEF CE 2.0 certified services in the Nordic and Baltic markets. He said: “MEF congratulates the leading efforts of OneAccess Networks and Telia Company to deliver high performance, agile and globally assured Carrier Ethernet standards and this latest innovative 4G mobile access service will deliver real benefits to a significant number of customers across several locations.”

Thomas Johansson, head of multi-national customers, global services & operations at Telia Company, added: “OneAccess Networks was capable of delivering the full scope and calibre of equipment we needed to deliver this world-first service,” Its MEF CE 2.0 accreditation enabled us to fulfil our commitment to being a technology and standards leader in the next generation business connectivity ecosystem, delivering new generation services to our customers.”