Edge user plane is a crucial part of 5G to realize many new consumer and enterprise services. To address the virtual and hybrid private 5G networks, the edge user plane should offer a small footprint and be easy to deploy and manage in large scale for fast time to service.
Edge opportunity with Local Packet Gateway
5G enables a myriad of new use cases for edge. Connectivity is the foundation to address the edge opportunity, but edge deployments places demand on infrastructure and applications. The edge user plane plays a crucial role, enabling low latency as well as keeping enterprise data on premise. To be effective the user plane should offer a small footprint and be easy to deploy and manage in large scale for fast time to service. This is where the Ericsson Local Packet Gateway comes in.
Ericsson Local Packet Gateway is a powerful product, designed to help communication service providers (CSPs) address the edge opportunity in virtual and hybrid 5G private networks segments to support high data bandwidth and low latency use cases. It’s an all-in-one solution, based on the same application software as Ericsson Packet Core Gateway, including additional Gi-LAN services, pre-integrated appliance and lifecycle management optimized for the edge. In addition, it has a one server low footprint, and is simple to deploy and manage.
With Ericsson Local Packet Gateway, Ericsson’s dual-mode 5G Core is brought to the edge.
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Edge use case examples
“CSPs want flexibility in deploying 5G private networks and delivering network slices and will therefore need a user plane solution that is fast and easy to install and manage on customer premises. Ericsson Local Packet Gateway, with its pre-integrated, appliance-based solution including in-built lifecycle management and a form factor optimized for the enterprise edge, will be familiar from a management perspective and help with time-to-service for new enterprise use cases.”
Caroline Chappell, Research Director at Analysys Mason