How to SMS on a smart speaker

Smart speakers are entering more and more households, and users can utilize the digital assistants to get answers and help with more and more everyday questions and tasks. Experience an innovative demonstration on how you could also send and receive SMS to a smart speaker.

The latest VoLTE services and 2018 forecast

In the June 2018 Ericsson Mobility Report, we concluded that the number of VoLTE subscriptions reached around 610 million subscribers by end of 2017 and are projected to reach 5.4 billion in 2023. Have you already embarked on the transformation journey to modernize your voice network and provide a more modern voice service experience for your customers? Are you aware of everything you can do with your VoLTE network? I have summarized the latest and greatest below, so you can get a quick overview in a couple of minutes.

Cloud and NFVi trends podcast – Dez Blanchfield with Lars Mårtensson

Our series of podcasts “Transmissons from Tomorrow” by Dez Blanchfield, a Strategist and Data Scientist continues—next up in the hot seat is Lars Mårtensson, Head of Solution Area Cloud and NFVi and Head of Ericsson Silicon Valley. Together they discuss transformative trends in the telecom market.

NFV deployment–important considerations for operators

After years of talk, demos and proof-of-concepts, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is a reality. Several telecom service providers have taken the step from trials to commercial installations of telecom clouds lately. Achieving a successful implementation is to a large degree dependent on the capabilities of the infrastructure layer, also called NFVi. Which are some important considerations for operators?

Ericsson continues to lead the top virtual EPC vendors

With recent Dell'Oro and GlobalData reports and news sharing; “Ericsson Maintains Top Ranking For Seventh Year Running”, “Ericsson Beats Huawei & Cisco as No. 1 NFV EPC Vendor”, "EPC market is booming, and Ericsson is leading it", “Ericsson ranked as the number one vendor”, at least I get curious to talk to Peo Lehto, Head of Product Line Packet Core within Business Area Digital Services, and get his reflections. Further down, don’t miss a complimentary copy of the GlobalData Ericsson virtual EPC, Product Assessment report.

All roads lead to 5G Core—but they offer different experiences

The modern economy is gravitating toward a platform economy, where collaboration and agility across verticals are key. The network evolution from EPC to 5G Core plays a central role in creating a powerful programmable network platform, capable of being exposed and automated, for operators to extract more value and become contributors in existing and emerging ecosystems.

Ericsson Revenue Manager monetizing new business models

Following on from my colleague's blog post last week about the way in which digital connectivity is enabling new business models for 5G, I want to talk about the challenges of making that happen in the business support systems (BSS).

How to make voice calls on smart speakers via a VoLTE network

Smart speakers are entering more and more households, and users can use the digital assistants to get answers and help with more and more everyday questions and tasks. Learn how you could also make and receive voice calls via your smart speaker just by using your regular mobile phone number. This is enabled via an operator's VoLTE network.

Aiming for the stars? It may be better to end up in the everything as a service cloud

Everything as a service, also known as “X as a Service” (Xaas) allows telecom service providers to follow market demand on the road to digital transformation with cloud computing service models.

Turning network slicing into a piece of cake in commercial networks

Network slicing represents a major innovation for mobile network platforms. For the business expansion beyond consumer mobile broadband for 4G and 5G. Up until now dominated by a “one slice fits all” model for unlimited data connectivity. And this post is about the role-tailored, optimized slices of network capacity and capabilities can play in the future when combined with business model innovations.

Digital connectivity enabling new business models for 5G

Now is the time to evolve the business toward platform business models in order to provide network capabilities that support the digital transformation underway in most businesses and industries. Already today, we have a powerful technology foundation in place, and this will become even stronger with 5G.