Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Telstra Deploys Ericsson's Blade-based Mobile Softswitch Solution

Telstra is deploying Ericsson's Mobile Softswitch Solution based on blade technology. Telstra started this transformation in 2007 when it became the first operator in the world to implement a common GSM-WCDMA Mobile Switching Center-Server (MSC-S) pool network, which is now in full commercial service. Commercial implementation of the next-generation Mobile Softswitch Solution using the new MSC-S Blade Cluster has just started.

Ericsson said the new blade design will also reduce the energy use of the softswitch by up to 60 percent per subscriber. It supports up to eight million subscribers with only two cabinets. The footprint can be as little as 10 percent of that for existing servers, reducing energy consumption. With the MSC Server Blade Cluster deployed in a pooled network, Telstra will be able to reduce the number of MSC nodes in its network by 75 percent.

Telstra will be the first operator to implement the MSC-S Blade Cluster commercially after selecting Ericsson to upgrade its mobile core network with the next generation of Mobile Softswitch Solution. http://www.ericsson.com