Evolving the future with network architecture
Good architecture forms the foundation of communication networks. It powers the most innovative platform for the ecosystem, provides an overview of all system activity, plus supports future innovations.
As such, it's vital that the architecture is built and sustained correctly. Join Ericsson at the forefront of current and future architecture initiatives, engineering a continuous industry evolution like no other.
Creating business innovation with the future network
We have always led system architecture development, successfully bridging the gap between businesses, IT and networks, as well as embracing enterprise architecture principles to cover all organizational layers: strategy, business, information systems, network and technology.
The diagram below is a starting point in explaining Ericsson's view of good network architecture.
This is our latest infrastructure model. It is designed with the operator and its customers in mind, enabling digital transformation across industries and society. With the option to change and improve individual sections rather than the entire system, we can divide a complex problem into more manageable components that can be handled by the relevant area. This enables each element to be focused on as an entity in itself, and to advance separately from the evolution of the system.
Access, mobility and network applications
The ability to deliver access, mobility and network applications to any industry will provide billions of connected devices with many new services. The architecture model acts as a platform for new possibilities, creating endless opportunities for businesses.
Mobile access handle radio protocol up to layer 2, including encryption and mobility management.
The fixed access networks enable wireline and wireless fixed access – both private and business services – to share a common infrastructure.
The packet core network handles wireless access authentication and authorization, as well as network point of presence.
Communication services provide functionality for voice and video services, messaging and other inter-operable services.