Fixed Broadband and Convergence

Markets are increasingly being redefined towards convergence, accelerated by the rapid take-up of mobile broadband, cloud and video services.

Ericsson is leading the evolution toward 4th Generation IP networks, which will help enable the Networked Society and a world of more than 50 billion connected devices by 2020. By being smart, simple and scalable, as well as by offering superior performance, these networks will meet future demands related to mobile broadband, video traffic and the cloud.

4th Generation IP networks embrace the transformation of telecom networks towards Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), Cloud and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) technologies that enable new business propositions for operators.

4th Generation IP networks will also enable operators to monetize broadband by differentiating services to consumer and enterprise customers. Rising traffic volumes will be managed by new packet-based backhaul and transport solutions.

Put simply: 4thGeneration IP networks will help operators to meet their future needs


Insights on SDN and Virtualization
Sue Rudd, Director Service Provider Analysis, Strategy Analytics, explains how with SDN we can now virtualize the network across both the cloud and the access end-to-end.
Microwave is in Your Future 
An introduction to Microwave Communications, describing microwave radio links and how they are used. For the last decades, microwave links have been massively deployed in mobile networks, and now there is an increasing interest in microwave for other applications as well. More and more people are seeing the advantage of quick and cost efficient network roll-out that microwave communication offers.
4th Generation IP – leading performance drives growth
Rising subscriber expectations, a fast-evolving commercial landscape, and exponential growth in data traffic. How can operators benefit as we move towards the Networked Society?
Software-defined networking: the service provider perspective
An architecture based on Software-Defined Networking (SDN) techniques gives operators greater freedom to balance operational and business parameters, such as network resilience, service performance and QoE against opex and capex.


Evolved IP Network

The Evolved IP Network solution (EIN) provides a dependable, cost-effective and fully featured IP transport foundation for multi-service broadband offerings. EIN is based on ...

Fiber Network Deployment

Today’s digital life is expanding into more areas of society and business. When one person is connected their life changes and when everything is connected our world changes. In the ...

Networks Software 15A

Our Networks software release 15A boosts user experience, increases energy efficiency, brings commercial OpenStack to the market and introduces our new software model.

Networks Software 14B

Networks Software 14B is our first coordinated network-wide software launch and is focused on enhancing network performance and enabling operator growth. The over 200 new and ...

Service-Aware Charging and Control (SACC)

The visibility and control made possible by the Service-Aware Charging and Control solution is vital in today's rapidly growing market of mobile data traffic and new multimedia services.

Key Products

  • IP Edge

    What is “IP Edge”?
    The IP Edge comprises the systems and functions that deliver a high QoE for the services that end users demand. These systems are placed between the metro and ...

  • Microwave Networks

    Delivering high-capacity and cost-efficient backhaul for broadband networks today and in the future.

  • Multiservice Switches

    Ericsson has a strong PPX product portfolio that serves a broad installed base with requirements for multiservice and backbone data networks.

  • Optical Transport

    The Optical Networks product family provides cost-effective, scalable and flexible solutions to meet operator needs today and in the future.

  • Evolved Packet Core

    Our widely deployed Evolved Packet Core solutions provide the capacity, functionality and superior performance needed for next-generation broadband.

Microwave towards 2020

"Microwave Towards 2020" gives Ericsson's view of important aspects of microwave in backhaul networks including capacity needs and capabilities, spectrum, total cost of ownership, packet functionalities and service defined networks and how this will evolve towards 2020. It is also available on Slideshare.

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Ericsson Mobility Report

This report paints a broad, informative picture for anyone with an interest in current traffic and market trends.

Ericsson Mobility Report

Fixed Broadband and Convergence in action

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