Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Ericsson Shows its New IP Portfolio

At next week's Mobile World Congress, Ericsson is taking the wraps off its new generation IP networking portfolio, including key products transport, routing, fixed access, network management and packet core. The launch includes a 16 Tbps Smart Services Router (SSR) that will form the basis of Ericsson's mobile core network for 4G/LTE deployments.

The company is also introducing several additional products such as the Ericsson IP Transport network management system (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."

The rollout includes:

Smart Services Router -- Ericsson's next generation router.


  • Multi-application processing: video (caching), mobility (mobile gateway), business and residential services with powerful DPI and policy enforcement.

  • Subscribers/Devices: Scalability in subscribers, signaling, and number of applications, combined with flexible subscriber management.

  • Capacity: 16 Tbps system with 400 Gbps full-duplex slots, smoothly upgradeable in a grow-as-you-need manner
    Operators deploying the SSR will recognize new revenue opportunities through rapid deployment value-added services and user experience optimization. They can also reduce operational costs through functional consolidation, unified management, and low energy consumption.

  • MINI-LINK PT -- an all-outdoor radio and transport for high capacity hop configurations
    • High capacity links to connect 2G, 3G and 4G (LTE) base stations

    • All packet transport

    MINI-LINK SP -- a media flexible backhaul using fiber & microwave
    • All packet transport, switched or routed

    • Up to 10Gb interfaces

    • Possibility to combine with MINI-LINK PT for Microwave backhauling

    • Common network management solution across all the MINI-LINK family

    Smart Packet Optical 1400 Portfolio -- a Packet Optical Transport System

    • Compact, low power nodes suitable for service delivery and traffic aggregation

    • Integrated TDM, packet and DWDM for efficient cost, power and management

    • Ethernet and MPLS-TP simplify packet networking using standard & familiar transport constructs

    • Carrier grade protection & restoration for TDM, packet and DWDM ensure service.

    IP Transport Network Management System (IPT-NMS) -- unifies all 4th Gene portfolio elements under a common, multi-layer (0-3, IP, Ethernet, SDH, CES, WDM, MPLS-TP), multi-domain (Broadband Access, Microwave, Optical, Edge) Network Management System. With a single network view and fully integrated operations, administration and maintenance (OAM), smoother network evolution is enabled for SDH-to-packet, mobile backhaul, and the building of IP and Ethernet packet networks. IPT-NMS enhances operations with:

    • Streamlined packet service provisioning, across multiple layers and domains

    • A single, multi-visual (Physical, logical, graphical, hybrid) view and a fully integrated O&M

    • Comprehensive Packet feature set for both Transport and for VPN environments alike.

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