Ericsson Launches Evolved IP Network Solution
Published on: 25th Feb 2014
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By: Ian Mansfield
Ericsson says that its Evolved IP Network will lead to mobile networks that are easier to manage and allow for faster configuration of user services.
Ericsson IP Network provides end-to-end transport from radio base stations, small cells and fixed access, to packet gateway connections to the Internet and other external networks. This enables delivery of subscriber services over a unified IP transport using Virtual Private Networks.
The company said that the solution is built on its portfolio of IP service routers, IP Operating System, network management, and microwave and optical products.
Synchronization is indicative of the end-to-end design approach employed in the Evolved IP Network solution, with the implementation of time/phase-based synchronization being a key concern for LTE operators. Effective synchronization was made possible using the IEEE 1588 timing protocol and the SP 210 router at cell sites.
Arne Sjule, Ericsson Head of Product Line IP Routing, says: "Ericsson Evolved IP Network responds directly to operators' current challenge, to support the requirements of a Networked Society, with its dramatic increases in the numbers of connected devices of all types, and a video explosion driving the demand for traffic scale. At the same time, operators need a solution and partner they can trust to handle whatever new applications and technologies this period of strong innovation may bring."