Operators face a challenge to efficiently and cost-effectively address the increasing demand for video services alongside the forces of mobility, cloud and machine-to-machine connections. Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) envisions the “networked society” where everything that benefits from a connection will have one. To achieve this, networks need to be more scalable, smarter and deliver superior performance to ensure profitable delivery of attractive services to consumers, enterprises and partners.
IP networking is also facing a generation shift, moving from host-to-host connections to a focus on connections from users to networks and vice versa.
Ericsson’s new generation IP networking portfolio looks beyond the current generation. It can handle point-to-multipoint; connecting people and devices to peers, networks and the cloud. It gives operators the opportunity to optimize their network while delivering the quality of service that will enable them to profitably grow their business.
As part of this new portfolio, Ericsson will launch several new solutions during 2011.
The first is the Ericsson Smart Services Router (SSR). With high levels of scalability and intelligence, the SSR efficiently handles ever-growing service demands. It will also form the basis of the new mobile core network needed in 4G/LTE deployments.
Ericsson is also introducing several additional products across its transport and broadband access portfolios. One is a comprehensive network management system, Ericsson IP Transport NMS, which will enable efficient data service provisioning and control across multiple domains and layers of the network. Another is an integrated solution for combining microwave and optical technologies in IP transport.
“Ericsson’s leadership in mobile networking and experience in fixed networks are the perfect combination for delivering advanced, converged networks, particularly where the majority of the growth is driven by increasing demand for mobile broadband” says Georges Antoun, Head of Product Area IP and broadband at Ericsson. “Our broad end-to-end portfolio places the company in a leading position to deliver a unique and integrated portfolio of IP-based services and technology”