Competitive analysis firm Current Analysis has upgraded its rating of Ericsson’s IP portfolio, heaping praise on the company’s transport and routing capabilities in the process. The analysts say Ericsson’s 4th Generation IP products and leadership in wireless technology offer operators a unique combination of expertise.
Following analysis in five Service Provider Infrastructure categories – solutions, products/roadmap, service/support, strategy/execution, momentum/traction – Ericsson’s overall ranking, or "threat index" as Current Analysis calls its rating system, increased to "Leader", the highest classification possible.
Current Analysis concludes that the Ericsson transport and routing portfolio is designed for operators to deliver an efficient transition to an all-IP services infrastructure. The company reviewed Ericsson’s Smart Service Router (SSR), Smart Packet portfolio, Smart Packet Optical (SPO) portfolio, as well as Ericsson’s IP Transport Network Management System – part of Ericsson’s Operational Support Systems (OSS) portfolio. Current Analysis noted that the portfolio is set to deliver results to operators through Ericsson’s "4th Generation IP Networking" vision.
Report author Glen Hunt is Current Analysis Principal Analyst for Service Provider Infrastructure. He says: "Ericsson’s leadership in wireless, combined with the benefits of its 4th Generation IP, offers carriers a unique combination of expertise that could result in potentially massive opex and capex savings, through end-to-end solutions for mobile backhaul, multi-service edge, terabit routing with the SSR 8000 series, IP RAN and optical transport networks."
Ericsson’s first release of the SSR 8000 family service aware edge routing and application platform, and analysis of the SPO 1460 shipping status were key factors in Ericsson’s rating increase, according to Current Analysis.
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