Ericsson signs virtual packet core contract with VodafoneZiggo

VodafoneZiggo and mobile technologyEricsson has signed an evolved packet core contract with VodafoneZiggo, the Dutch mobile operator.

VodafoneZiggo will be deploying the Ericsson virtual Evolved Packet Core solution on the common cloud infrastructure during second half of 2018.

Recently, PT Hutchison 3 Indonesia selected Nokia’s cloud-native packet core to deliver enhanced mobile broadband and future services. Nokia cloud-native packet core solution was also selected by Telia Company to deliver enhanced mobile broadband and manage mobile network data demand.

Ericsson said its virtual Evolved Packet Core enables implementation of network slicing to ensure the availability of guaranteed amount of network resources for applications used in industrial communications.

“Last year VodafoneZiggo selected us as the supplier of Mobile Core and IMS Core. With the addition of the Ericsson virtual Evolved Packet Core solution, we are now delivering a scalable, integrated core network solutions,” Arun Bansal, head of Regions Europe and Latin America, Ericsson, said.

The Ericsson network supports a range of capabilities to meet all these diverse customer requirements at the same time. For instance, one business customer may require ultra-reliable services, whereas other business customers may need ultra-high bandwidth or extremely low latency.

“The core network products, solutions and services that Ericsson provides to us facilitates the introduction of Internet of Things applications and will pave the way towards 5G,” Eben Albertyn, executive director of Technology, VodafoneZiggo, said.

In addition to the Ericsson core network infrastructure, Ericsson is the sole supplier for the macro radio network including 5G, and delivers Managed Services covering network rollout and deployment as well as network design and optimization.