Ericsson is launching a virtualized version of its Evolved Packet Core (EPC) solution including implementations that can run on third party hardware.
Key components of Ericsson's virtual Evolved Packet Core include virtual Evolved Packet Gateway, virtual SGSN-MME, virtual Service-Aware Policy Controller and virtual Service Aware Support Node.
Ericsson said its solution conforms to the principles of network functions virtualization (NFV). It will be demonstrated at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Jan Häglund, Head of Product Area IP & Broadband at Ericsson says: "At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona we are launching virtual Evolved Packet Core to support operators' transition to a network-enabled cloud. Based on our open platform Ericsson Cloud System, the real-time networking capabilities of Ericsson Service Provider SDN and our Telecom Cloud Transformation service, we support operators' next step to enable the networked society and provide innovative services."