Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Ericsson Unveils its Core Network Design for LTE

In conjunction with next week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Ericsson is introducing its most advanced Evolved Packet Core (SAE/EPC) portfolio for supporting operators' LTE network rollouts.

The portfolio is built on Ericsson's existing packet core products and new functionality will be introduced through software upgrades.
The Evolved Packet Core portfolio includes SGSN/MME* and Mobile Packet Gateway - software upgrades of the existing SGSN and GGSN products respectively - and the new Converged Packet Gateway (CPG), which addresses a new converged broadband segment not addressed by other packet core vendors. The CPG, is built on the SmartEdge platform and provides high-quality broadband services for both fixed and mobile traffic in the core network.

Ericsson also offers high-capacity radio access (LTE radio base stations), Evolved Packet Core networks (SAE/EPC), IP / Ethernet-based mobile backhaul and multimedia communication with IMS. The company is also a strong player in the large ecosystem of mobile broadband enabled devices. All of these components will be demonstrated in Barcelona.

Ericsson said its incremental upgrade approach minimizes operators' capital expenditure and ensures a smooth transition to the new technology.

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