Ericsson unveils new high-capacity Evolved Packet Gateway app, wins Telstra as the first customer

By Telecom Lead Team:
At the Mobile World Congress Ericsson unveiled its Evolved Packet Gateway (EPG)
application that boasts higher capacity than any other mobile packet gateway on
the market.

The application runs on its IP networking Smart Services Router
(SSR) 8000 family offering. It combines the latest technology of the SSR 8020
platform with software used in the market-leading GGSN-MPG packet gateway.

The Evolved Packet Gateway application, designed to be used
with the SSR 8020, offers an order of magnitude higher capacity than the
nearest competitor. The SSR 8000 family of Smart Services Routers is the next
generation platform from Ericsson.

“By deploying the Evolved Packet Gateway on the SSR
8020, we effectively lift the capacity boundaries for throughput, signaling and
applications that are so often a topic of discussion in the industry,” said Jan
Haglund, head of IP and Broadband, Ericsson. With this innovative solution, we
leapfrog anything the competition can offer and warrant our market

The EPG on SSR 8020 enables network operators to meet
increasingly complex requirements that demand scalability, smartness and
simplicity of next-generation networks. Triple Access Core capabilities enable
the SSR to service data demand from 2G, 3G and 4G networks simultaneously on
the same core network nodes.

Ericsson also announced that Telstra has become the world’s first carrier
to deploy Ericsson’s new Evolved Packet Gateway (EPG) on the SSR 8020 across
their GSM, WCDMA and LTE networks.  Evolved
Packet Gateway on SSR 8020 will substantially improve network efficiency and
performance by boosting capacity across Telstra’s mobile networks.

The deployment of
the Evolved Packet Gateway on SSR 8020 introduces the network intelligence to
effectively manage growth, whilst maintaining quality service to our
customers,” said Telstra executive director for Networks & Access
Technology, Mike Wright.

“In order to provide our subscribers with the best
mobile experience possible, our mobile networks will need to deliver a range of
applications with high quality, providing capacity for high-bandwidth
applications such as Internet TV and video, while at the same time protect
low-bandwidth activities and low latency applications from being crowded
out,” Wright added.

With 40 percent of market share, Ericsson currently holds
the leading position in the packet core network domain.

At the Mobile World Congress Ericsson also unveiled
Network-enabled Cloud concept, a business
platform that enables operators to drive new revenues and evolve network


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