Telecom Lead America: Ericsson has unveiled the world’s
first LTE-enabled business gateway. The Ericsson Converged Workspace (ECW) is
certified on the Verizon 4G LTE network.
The fully-integrated wireless PBX communication system
enables rapid deployment of voice and data services for enterprise and business
Ericsson Converged Workspace provides voice, data,
security, network resiliency and Wi-Fi from a single device.
Ericsson said the ECW is designed to work as an office in
a box for enterprise and small/medium business customers.
It provides the ability to deploy voice and data services
in work locations that are temporary, hard to reach, need to have a
standardized connection or updated infrastructure.
The Ericsson Converged Workspace enables enterprises to
ensure simultaneous voice calling services over the mobile network or VoIP,
full multi-user Internet access, LAN, Wi-Fi and routing services and full PBX
“This innovative blend of advanced features and
interfaces enhances business productivity and reduces costs. The ECW will be a
significant technological leap forward for branch offices or small businesses,
which make up more than 90 percent of all businesses in the United
States,” said Angel Ruiz, head of Ericsson North American operations.
The ECW can be used when businesses want to be entirely
wireless or provide an automatic 4G LTE backup solution when bundled with
Ethernet-based internet service. The ECW can be configured to integrate
traditional POTS lines and WAN access via DSL or cable, providing even more
flexibility to operators and their small business customers.
The ECW is the result of collaboration begun as part of
Verizon’s Innovation Program, of which Ericsson is a founding participant.
“The ECW is one of many innovative solutions Verizon
and Ericsson have worked on together at the Innovation Center, and now that it
is certified to work on our 4G LTE network, customers will have the opportunity
to experience the solution,” said Jim Wales, executive director,
Innovation Program at Verizon Wireless.