Building on market leading virtual Evolved Packet Core (EPC) applications, we are dedicated to supporting our customers on a smooth evolution from EPC to dual mode core operations, 5G EPC and 5GC. We ensure flexibility, fast time to market and efficiency in operations. On the way, Ericsson Cloud Packet Core - which supports more than 100 commercial virtual EPC customer networks - today provides a variety of use cases. Some of these are brand-new and are enabled by this new technology, while others are currently evolving use cases with a new level of automation and speed. For example:
Smooth network evolution from EPC to dual mode core operations
Our Cloud Packet Core portfolio supports network slicing already in 4G. This allows for multiple logical networks to be created on top of a commonly shared physical infrastructure and acts as a step towards a 5G Core architecture. The network evolution from EPC to 5G core plays a central role in creating a powerful network platform that is capable of being exposed and automated for service providers. This means service providers extract more value and become contributors in existing and emerging ecosystems. Some of the key aspects in our Cloud Packet Core portfolio include:
At Ericsson we're dedicated to supporting your network with a smooth evolution from EPC to dual mode core operations. Making the wrong choices can result in fragmented core with the opposite results. Whether you have a complete Ericsson core already in place, if there are a few building blocks on site, or whether you’re using a legacy EPC from another vendor, it doesn’t matter. Our offering supports any core network evolution journey. So be a first mover with new network-related technologies – we’re here to guide you through your upcoming evolution.
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