Ultimate Network at Home Gives Confidence to Homeowner

› Ericsson Solution Allows Access to Media From Anywhere, Even Away From Home

› Finnish Homeowner has Combination of Personal Inventions and Ericsson Solution

STOCKHOLM, 25 February /PRNewswire/ — When it comes to connectivity, few people can match Jari Arkko. He has designed a network inside his three-storey home near Helsinki, Finland, that rivals some small towns for delivering convenient services.

"Our family lifestyle is such that we wanted to reach each other no matter where we were or what we were doing", says Jari Arkko. "My wife and I work from home, so we need a fast connection. We also travel a lot. So it's good to know what's going on in the house. We can see if there are leaks, or if doors have been opened, so we know that the kids are coming and going. It gives us confidence."

Arkko has a number of homemade solutions, but he also uses technology that is available on the market.

His Ericsson Connected Home gateway gives him a firewall for security, extra telephone connection, and access to his personal library of music and movies from any room in the house.

"I like that we can access all our media no matter where we are," says Arkko of Ericsson's solution.

Ericsson launched its Connected Home gateway solution in 2009. Having connectivity everywhere is part of Ericsson's vision that 50 billion devices will be connected by the year 2020.

Notes to editors:

Ericsson is the world's leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators. Ericsson is advancing its vision of being the "prime driver in an all-communicating world" through innovation, technology, and sustainable business solutions. Working in 175 countries, more than 80,000 employees generated revenue of SEK 206.5 billion (USD 27.1 billion) in 2009. Founded in 1876 with the headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson is listed on OMX NASDAQ, Stockholm and NASDAQ New York.

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