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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.

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.

Making business sense of cloud and distributed computing for 5G

Industry momentum is strong around fog computing, mobile edge and distributed cloud. Critical capabilities to unlock the full potential of 5G network platforms. Where ultra-reliable low latency communication is poised to change the world. This post is about providing a foundation for connecting distributed clouds and 5G. Looking at the fundamental drivers shaping this new market place.

Core network evolution from EPC to 5G Core made easy

The mobile core network is a central part of 5G network platforms. Where enabling functionality from 3GPP release 13 to 16 define a journey from existing 4G EPC to 5G Core. This post address how this evolution journey can be simplified, with a holistic evolution approach towards a dual mode core network, to reduce risk, cost and time to market.

NFV strategy, from trial to commercial operation

Although NFV and SDN have been discussed since 2012, most operators have several years left to come to a state where most of the commercial services are run on a virtualized infrastructure. The majority have started in some fashion and fairly common are trials or PoCs (proof of concepts) where a single application, such as vEPC or vIMS, is running on an appliance type of NFVI. Very few are running a large-scale commercial telco cloud to cater to a multitude of VNFs from many vendors.

GlobalData gives Ericsson top ranking for its policy control solution

When we created the new Ericsson Service-Aware Policy Controller (SAPC), we decided to make it different—something that the operator could not only use, but also enjoy. We found that we needed to make the controller excel in the User Experience (UX) area, so we created the Ericsson SAPC Policy Studio. The Policy Studio includes a top-UX interface for policy configuration enabling reduced learning cycles and much faster time to market.

Building 4G sliced networks

The building blocks for both deploying and managing a sliced network are available today. Why not start by taking the benefits of network slicing in your 4G/LTE network?

Ericsson and UKE 5G training collaboration

Ericsson 5G learning portfolio 2018 from Ericsson

In February 2018, UKE, the Office of Electronic Communications, which is the Polish Telecommunications regulator, together with Ericsson Learning Services formed a cooperation as UKE begins their journey to 5G. The aim of this cooperation is to develop and enhance essential 5G competence within UKE, as they prepare for the potential scenarios that will arise during 5G integration.

Continuous delivery and continuous deployment helps turning on 5G

How far have network operators reached with continuous delivery and continuous deployment? Or maybe I should ask, how far have network operators reached with continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) including continuous deployment? What benefits have they experienced and how will those support the 5G setup?

Why is Ericsson a leader in Telco NFV?

There are many who still question if this will really work and fulfill the promises of lower opex and shorter time to market for new services. Steve Saunders at Light Reading has described the NFV transformation as a disaster for the whole industry, where key values such as stable reliable networks based on standards have been forgotten.