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Ericsson Network Manager


Network virtualization, software-defined networking (SDN), and analytics provide the automation, programmability, and agility needed to deliver complex services and new use cases in 5G networks. Today’s networks must be flexible and scalable to support massive numbers of devices across different verticals. As these networks continue to transform, the foreseeable future will feature a blend of legacy and virtualized network functions, resulting in hybrid networks. To manage these flexible, programmable, evolving hybrid networks, service providers will need to employ network management covering radio, transport, and core network technologies in an end-to-end manner.

As an entirely unified network manager with universal applications for all network technologies, Ericsson’s Network Manager provides precisely this end-to-end flexibility, enabling a seamless and...



Leading time to market and operational efficiency.


Security that protects the network.

Unified management

Unified management extended to drive openness.


Flexibility of deployments and platform choice.

Case study: BT’s journey toward a 5G Core

This is the story about how BT in UK leaped directly from physical to cloud-native architecture on the journey toward a 5G Core. All while successfully maintaining and improving service quality during the migration.

BT’s journey toward a 5G Core
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What is Ericsson Network Manager?

  • Consider Ericsson Network Manager to ensure: Environment uniformity, with a common set of applications to enable management of all technologies accessible through a single view with secure control
  • Management of all technologies and their evolution, handling classical technologies out-of-the-box from day one as well as all cloud-based technologies in the same uniform way (ready to handle the change from 4G to 5G and continuously updated to be ready for the next wave of technology)
  • Virtual network function management (VNFM), combined with analytics and policy-based auto-scaling capabilities interworking with various standard distributions
  • Scalability, delivering high capacity through a flexible scaling deployment that enables consolidation of existing OSS sites to grow or manage more complexity and consolidate a number of existing OSS sites
  • Automation, ensuring the best operational efficiency, superior network performance, a fast time to market, and advanced incident management and VNF auto-scaling through leveraged machine learning techniques. Real-time analytics functions are also featured for monitoring, anomaly detection, and prediction and resolution
  • Open and easy integration, providing a set of open and easy-to-use integration points in existing OSS environments
  • Release independence, with model-driven node integration to provide fast pass capabilities, enabling new mobile network software to be deployed without upgrading the network management system
  • Deployment flexibility and agility, enabling service providers to deploy the network management system as an integrated hardware system or as an application in the service provider’s cloud environment


Using Ericsson Network Manager:

Ericsson Network Manager is a unified network management system designed to meet the needs of local and global service providers. The solution is currently deployed in major Tier 1 and Tier 2 networks around the world. Choose Ericsson Network Manager to:

  • Automate optimization and advanced troubleshooting for improved network performance
  • Obtain best-in-class usability and workflow management for improved operational efficiency in service delivery
  • Leverage a future-ready platform supporting all future network evolutions
  • Secure comprehensive total-cost-of-ownership (TCO) benefits from process automation, upgradability, scalability, usability, administration, energy management, competence reuse, and resource usage
  • Ensure always-on network quality through tools that efficiently integrate, adapt, detect, diagnose, and resolve issues
  • Efficiently upgrade software with zero downtime
  • Upgrade the network (or a part of the network) without having to upgrade the OSS through release independence (enabling a faster roll-out of new network releases)
  • Employ hybrid management and VNF lifecycle management
  • Reduce effort for detection and resolution of incidents through incident management support

Experience Ericsson Core Network journey: 

Core network and automation