Ericsson SM Family

Smart Metro Ethernet Services Platform

The Ericsson SM family of Metro Ethernet Service Transport platformss, enable service providers to accelerate the convergence of fixed and mobile networks at the metro networks with unparalleled transport scalability, in the form of E-LINE and E-LAN services.

Product Description

Built on the next-generation Ethernet architecture with an advanced combination of IP/MPLS transport, stringent traffic engineering with tiered or hierarchal QoS support, and comprehensive integrated Ethernet OA&M capabilities, the point-to-point and multipoint services must seamlessly bridge between the transport and IP domains.

Benefit

The SM family of Metro Ethernet Service Transport platforms, which consists of the new SM 240 for the metro access and the SM 480 for the metro core, has been designed to address the needs of the converged metro transport. By setting a new benchmark in transport scalability and power efficiency, the SM family architecture represents a generational leap in metro Ethernet architecture.
 
The SM 480 is the first in a family of Metro Ethernet Service Transport products designed to help service providers accelerate the convergence of fixed and mobile networks. It leverages the capabilities of the SmartEdge Operating System (SEOS) to yield highly scalable and resilient Ethernet services. The SEOS is a modular operating system deployed in both fixed and mobile networks by 75 percent of the top-20 telecommunication companies in the world.

Offering Description

Leveraging the network economics of Carrier Ethernet, the Metro Ethernet Service Transport platform enables operators to offer revenue-generating services using their technology of choice for connectivity in a packet-based network.
  
The SM 480 helps accelerate global adoption of Carrier Ethernet in metro networks to support fast-growing, Ethernet-based business, residential triple- or multi-play services, and mobile backhaul service. Ethernet is becoming the transport of choice in mobile networks and this innovative platform is helping to facilitate the replacement of more expensive legacy transport networks such as TDM or ATM, providing a smooth transition from legacy connectivity to IP-over-Ethernet without costly forklift upgrades.

Improve Performance

The SM 480 has been designed to give rapid service provisioning, proactive fault monitoring, and comprehensive diagnostic capabilities. When managed by the NetOp management suite, it gives service providers the power to offer end-to-end VPNs, automate workflows, and monitor end-to-end services.

Products

SM240

Purpose-built for co-location sites and space constraint applications, the SM 240 delivers industry-leading service scalability in a compact form, which leads to low recurring lease costs.

SM480

Leveraging the network economics of Carrier Ethernet, the SM 480 enables operators to offer revenue-generating services using their technology of choice for connectivity in a packet-based network.

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