IPv6 is a reality. Network technologies, services and support systems are ready for it, with IPv6 device support widely available and operators already deploying IPv6 in their networks.
The evolution of LTE is key to the realization of Ericsson’s vision of a Networked Society. This vision means that, in the future, anything that benefits from being connected will be connected – from parking meters and house alarms to cars and trash cans.
Customer experience is the foremost reason why operations and business support systems (OSS/BSS) have become a key area of investment for any communications services provider.
In the widening universe of communication services, contextual awareness will be increasingly important. Operator offerings and future communication solutions will need to be flexible enough to adapt to various contexts and operators will need to provide platforms for communication solutions, rather than individual communication services.
As network operators seek to differentiate their broadband offerings, manage traffic and optimize operations across fixed and mobile access networks, policy control has a central role to play. Implementing a converged end-to-end policy control solution in broadband networks reduces operational complexity, enhances subscriber retention and creates opportunities for cross-bundling of services.
In the vision of more than 50 billion connected devices, everything that can benefit from a connection will be connected. People are already online, connected and interacting. The next step is to get things and places online and interacting. And we are moving fast in that direction. The vision of more than 50 billion connected devices by 2020 may seem ambitious today, but with the right approach, it is within reach.