Swisscom telecom cloud service goes live on Ericsson’s NFVi solution

Swisscom and 5GSwisscom has deployed cloud-based enterprise service on Ericsson’s Network Functions Virtualization infrastructure (NFVi) solution – targeting small and medium enterprises.

Ericsson said Swisscom will start offering other teleco Cloud services addressing more market segments, while ensuring business continuity management and automation process evolution of live solutions.

Last year, Swisscom selected Ericsson to transform its network infrastructure via the deployment of telecom cloud solution, including Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN).

Ericsson said its NFVi offering includes Ericsson Cloud Manager, Ericsson Cloud Execution Environment, Ericsson Cloud SDN, Ericsson Hyperscale Datacenter System 8000, and system integration and support services.

“Ericsson’s NFVi solution provides Swisscom with the speed, agility and efficiency that we need to deploy new services and capture the opportunities presented by 5G and IoT,” said Daniel Staub, head of Joint Mobile Group, Swisscom.

“Mobile operators are transforming their networks in preparation for 5G and IoT, and network virtualization is a key component of a 5G Ready Core network,” said Ulf Ewaldsson, head of Digital Services, Ericsson.

Ericsson said its NFVi solution helps Swisscom to rapidly address changing consumer demands with swift development and deployment of innovative new service offerings for new use cases presented by 5G and IoT.

The live deployment of Ericsson NFVi signifies an important first step for Swisscom to transform its network. Ericsson and Swisscom can also build infrastructure to further their 5G for Switzerland program activities.

5G for Switzerland program targets development and trial of industrial applications with 5G and IoT technology in areas such as smart transportation, autonomous driving, automated traffic control systems, smart grids and manufacturing.