Softbank Mobile selects Ericsson to build their next generation packet core

Softbank Mobile, a mobile operator in Japan, announced that it selected Ericsson to prepare
for an expected increase in traffic by implementing Ericsson’s Evolved Packet
Core (EPC) solution.


The EPC supports the next generation of mobile broadband services. The EPC enables
Softbank Mobile’s more than 26 million subscribers to enjoy faster
communication and an enhanced user experience.



By implementing the solution Softbank Mobile will benefit from a simplified
network that facilitates the uptake of mobile broadband and allows it to reduce
costs for operational maintenance and equipment.



This next-generation all-IP mobile core network solution, designed and deployed by
Ericsson service professionals, also supports various types of access,
including both fixed and mobile networks. For example, it supports the
operator’s existing HSPA, WCDMA and next-generation LTE access networks, as
well other network technologies, such as Wi-Fi.



“Ericsson’s EPC solution is a great investment for us since we are expecting our network
traffic to increase. Besides giving our users an improved high-speed connection,
it allows us to simplify our network and thereby actually cut costs – all while
gaining more subscribers,” said Junichi Miyakawa, executive vice president,
director and CTO, Softbank Mobile.



“We’ve been providing SOFTBANK MOBILE with Mobile Circuit Switched and Packet Core
networks for almost 20 years and we are excited to continue as its sole vendor
by providing its next-generation network,” said Fredrik Alatalo, president
and representative director of Ericsson Japan.




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