Ericsson introduces SSR 8000 family of Smart Services Routers

Press release
Aug 31, 2011 15:05 (GMT +00:00)
  • Smart Services Routers (SSR) support delivery of services across fixed and mobile networks; enable faster introduction of new services to consumers
  • Features unparalleled scaling of signaling and data capacity combined with leading density
  • Superior system-wide quality of service enforcement enables operators to offer differentiated services to consumers

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) today announces the market introduction of its SSR 8000 family of Smart Services Routers (SSR), a key component of Ericsson's 4th generation of IP networking launched earlier this year. The solution provides operators with a simple, smart and scalable solution for converged networks. As a consolidated platform for both fixed and mobile network applications, the SSR enables complete network convergence so subscribers can access services from any device or location.

When more and more different types of data-driven devices are connected to networks, operators will need to handle unprecedented amounts of traffic and be prepared to cope with an unparalleled diversity of applications and end-user devices. The 4th generation of IP networks must enable users to access the Internet anywhere at anytime, while delivering personalized services.

The SSR 8000 product portfolio is developed in Ericsson Silicon Valley and runs the Ericsson IP Operating System, a highly resilient, modular operating system that has been deployed in 75 of the top 100 operators networks in the world. Carriers benefit from the SSR's low carbon footprint, superior system efficiency, superior QoE, and highly scalable architecture. The SSR 8020 is a 16Tbps system with 400G full-duplex slots combined with leading density (e.g. up to 800x1G or 200x10G ports).

"Operators have been transforming their networks to IP for several years now, but requirements have grown, driving the need for a new round of equipment that can support new applications and revenue generation of fixed and mobile broadband segments, characterized by not only video traffic, but high call signaling volumes," stated Michael Howard, principal analyst, carrier and data center networks, at Infonetics Research. "The new Ericsson Smart Services Routers are designed to provide the scalability, resiliency, and subscriber/application support that carriers are seeking for their next generation networks."

 "To enable a truly Networked Society, operators must effectively manage an ever-increasing traffic volume and a diverse pool of applications and end-user devices. The network must not only be able to handle a tremendous volume of data, it must also address an unprecedented level of signaling traffic," said Jan Häglund, Head of Product Area IP & Broadband, Ericsson. "Our Smart Services Routers serve as the foundation for a highly reliable network unhampered by technological constraints. The SSR 8000 family can scale to meet the signaling and bandwidth needs of even the most demanding applications, and help operators establish a competitive advantage in the race to connect 50 billion devices by 2020."

The Ericsson SSR 8000 family of Smart Services Routers, includes:

  • Ericsson SSR 8020, Smart Services Router, 20 slots
  • Ericsson SSR 8010, Smart Services Router, 10 slots
  • Ericsson SSR 8006, Smart Services Router, 6 slots

The Ericsson SSR 8020 will ship at the end of 2011. Other Smart Services Routers will be available next year.

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Ericsson is the world's leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators. Ericsson is the leader in 2G, 3G and 4G mobile technologies, and provides support for networks with over 2 billion subscribers and has the leading position in managed services. The company's portfolio comprises mobile and fixed network infrastructure, telecom services, software, broadband and multimedia solutions for operators, enterprises and the media industry. The Sony Ericsson and ST-Ericsson joint ventures provide consumers with feature-rich personal mobile devices.

Ericsson is advancing its vision of being the "prime driver in an all-communicating world" through innovation, technology, and sustainable business solutions. Working in 175 countries, more than 90,000 employees generated revenue of SEK 203.3 billion (USD 28.2 billion) in 2010. Founded in 1876 with the headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson is listed on NASDAQOMX, Stockholm and NASDAQ New York.


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