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:
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 to 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 a 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.
What does ‘being ready for Massive IoT’ mean for service providers? How will today’s Core Network adapt to meet IoT needs, and what challenges will the introduction of vast numbers of ‘Things’ or devices and their behaviors bring?
This paper takes an holistic view on different logical building blocks and how to design an evolution plan towards a dual mode core operation, ensuring control of cost, risk and time to market.
We have a complete solution for network slicing, with all the key components in place. Available now in 4G.
Continuous software delivery and deployment has completely transformed the way Ericsson delivers new software to network operators, providing many operational and business benefits.
Ericsson vEPG is a main node in the EPC solution – the heart of mobile broadband. We have tested our vEPG on the recently launched Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor and the result is impressive: A throughput of 40 Gbit/s per processor.
Bouygues Telecom chose to change its nodes in favor of Ericsson SGSN-MME with multi-access technology. Optimization and control of smartphone signaling was introduced as part of the solution, resulting in a 98 percent reduction in paging.
A success story highlighting SoftBank Mobile’s use of Ericsson’s EPC solution including SGSN-MME Smart and Adaptive Paging functionality to optimize signaling by 70% in RAN and EPC.
Telstra is providing unmatched performance across Australia with LTE 1800 MHz radio network and multi-access Evolved Packet Core. Holding the dominant market position means never standing still.