Swisscom Taps Ericsson SDN & NFV to Virtualize Core Network Functions

Swisscom Taps Ericsson SDN & NFV to Virtualize Core Network Functions Image Credit: Swisscom

Swisscom has selected Ericsson to transform its core network in Switzerland through the deployment of a telco cloud infrastructure and virtual network functions of its mobile core. Ericsson will deliver a range of solutions, including Ericsson Hyperscale Datacenter System 8000, Cloud Execution Environment, Cloud SDN and Cloud Manager.

Ericsson will also provide virtualized network functions (VNF) for the service provider's core network, including complete virtual Evolved Packet Core and virtual IMS which will be managed by the Ericsson Network Manager.

According to Ericsson, by introducing cloud capabilities into Swisscom’s network, the operator will be able to maximize the agility, efficiency and speed of its infrastructure. For example, by using Virtual Network Services for services such as mobile broadband, VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling, Swisscom can scale the network differently for different services, as well as bring innovative services to market faster in response to changing consumer demands. 

In addition to consumer offerings, Swisscom will be able to develop industry applications and Internet of Things (IoT) services targeting a wide range of enterprises and sectors, added Ericsson.

Daniel Staub, Head of Joint Mobile Group, Swisscom
The collaboration has already impact on main components like Radio Access and Mobile Core, now also on the Network Functions Virtualization, which will bring our customer additional benefits like simplified scaling of hardware elements as well as speed and agility in their product development.

Anders Lindblad, Head of Business Unit Cloud & IP, Ericsson
This agreement with Swisscom is a great example of how Ericsson’s cloud transformation capabilities help our customers to capture these benefits and turn them into effective differentiators.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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