|Ericsson enhances 5G Platform for smooth network evolution|
|TT Correspondent | | 21 Feb 2019|
According to Ericsson Mobility Report, the total mobile data traffic per month in India is expected to grow 4 times by 2024 and the country will have more than 24 million 5G subscriptions by that time. Globally, 25 percent of mobile data traffic is expected to go through 5G networks in 2024. To meet this data traffic growth and address 5G use cases, Ericsson launched its 5G Platform in early 2017, complementing it with new solutions over time.
Patrick Weibel, Head of 5G Program, Swisscom, says: “As we evolve our network to 5G, we need to simplify operations, reduce time to market for new functionalities, and open up our network for innovation. Ericsson’s dual-mode 5G Cloud Core allows for the flexible evolution of our 4G Core network to a combined 4G and 5G network while maintaining cost efficiency. Adding to this, the evolved Ericsson Dynamic Orchestration solution bring us the automation of network slices required to reduce our provisioning time of services from weeks to hours.”
Albert Makyur, Senior Manager at Network Division, MTN Nigeria, says: “Our transport network relies heavily on microwave due to the ease of deployment that enables shorter time to market. This is done either to backhaul the radio access or to connect distant areas using long haul systems. The capabilities of the new MINI-LINK 6200 family can help us to handle the continued data traffic growth cost-efficiently."
Daryl Schoolar, Practice Leader, Service Provider Technology, Ovum, says: “Ericsson’s latest product launches further facilitate the vendor’s goal of providing its customers with a smooth and efficient transition from 4G to 5G. More importantly, the evolved 5G Platform provides service providers with the tools to monetize upcoming 5G use cases, with an initial focus on enhanced mobile broadband and fixed wireless access. The platform will also provide the scalability to support more advanced services as they come to market.“