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

Highlights

IP-optical Convergence: a complete solution

ip optical convergence 

The shift to software-defined networking (SDN) architecture for transport networks has given a new lease on life to the IP-over-optical solution that has been around for nearly two decades. Converging the IP and optical network layers to centralize network control is an excellent way to increase service velocity and lower total cost of ownership (TCO) for network operators.

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Meeting the challenges of the distributed cloud

Wide Area Network

The evolution toward Network Functions Virtualization and the distributed cloud brings new challenges for wide area networks (WANs). By deploying software-defined networking-based Traffic Engineering with a centralized control plane, operators can improve elasticity while maximizing resource utilization in the WAN that connects the distributed cloud.

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Network Functions Virtualization and Software Management

network functions virtualization

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is commonly described as a network architecture concept that uses IT virtualization technologies to virtualize entire classes of network node functions. The introduction of SDN adds even more potential to NFV, as traffic no longer needs to be steered based on IP addresses alone.

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Microwave towards 2020

microwave towards 2020

Microwave will continue to be a major mobile backhaul medium, connecting around 50 percent of all radio sites in 2019. This report 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.

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Solutions

Evolved IP Network

The Evolved IP Network solution provides a dependable, cost-effective and fully featured IP transport foundation for multi-service broadband offerings. Evolved IP Network 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 15B

The value of the 15B software release is more than the sum of the parts. It is coordinated network-wide software packages offering more than 200 rigorously tested and easily integrated ...

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.

Service Provider SDN

Software Defined Networking (SDN) is bringing about disruptive innovations that enable service providers to build rapidly scalable and agile networks. SDN abstracts the complexity of ...

Virtual Evolved Packet Core

Ericsson is industrializing Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) for improved deployment flexibility, built for the ...

A Big Surprise - Bouygues Telecom, France

Bouygues Telecom France

Bouygues Telecom, France chose to change its nodes in favor of Ericsson SGSN-MME with multi-access technology. Optimization and control functionality for smartphone signaling was introduced as part of the solution, bringing a 98 percent reduction in paging.

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Mapping Success - Softbank Mobile, Japan

Mapping Success Softbank Mobile Japan

In the telecoms landscape in Japan secure high performance mobile broadband services is essential to follow the rapid traffic shift to LTE. SoftBank Mobile’s use of Ericsson’s EPC solution including SGSN-MME Smart and Adaptive Paging functionality reduced signaling by 70% in RAN and EPC.

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New software launch

Ericsson Networks Software 15B is leading the way the ICT industry is transforming itself, offering increased performance and commercial simplicity for software delivery.

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Ericsson at Mobile World Congress 2015

Mobile World Congress

From March 2-5, 2015, we plan to share with you how we enable change makers in the Networked Society, and how our latest technologies and services unlock new business opportunities.

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