Ericsson unveils SSR 8000 family of Smart Services Routers


Ericsson announced the launch of its SSR 8000 family of Smart Services Routers
(SSR), a key component of Ericsson’s 4(th) generation of IP networking launched
earlier this year.


The solution provides operators with a simple, smart and
scalable solution for converged networks. As a consolidated platform for both
fixed and mobile network applications, the SSR enables complete network
convergence so subscribers can access services from any device or location.


When more and more different types of data-driven devices
are connected to networks, operators will need to handle unprecedented amounts
of traffic and be prepared to cope with an unparalleled diversity of
applications and end- user devices.


The 4th generation of IP networks must enable users to
access the Internet anywhere at anytime, while delivering personalized


The SSR 8000 product portfolio is developed in Ericsson
Silicon Valley and runs the Ericsson IP Operating System, a highly resilient,
modular operating system that has been deployed in 75 of the top 100 operators’
networks in the world.


Carriers benefit from the SSR’s low carbon footprint,
superior system efficiency, superior QoE, and highly scalable architecture. The
SSR 8020 is a 16Tbps system with 400G full-duplex slots combined with leading


“Operators have been transforming their networks to
IP for several years now, but requirements have grown, driving the need for a
new round of equipment that can support new applications and revenue generation
of fixed and mobile broadband segments, characterized by not only video
traffic, but high call signaling volumes,” said Michael Howard, principal
analyst, carrier and data center networks, at Infonetics Research.


The new Ericsson Smart Services Routers are designed
to provide the scalability, resiliency, and subscriber/application support that
carriers are seeking for their next generation networks.


“To enable a truly Networked Society, operators must
effectively manage an ever-increasing traffic volume and a diverse pool of
applications and end- user devices. The network must not only be able to handle
a tremendous volume of data, it must also address an unprecedented level of
signaling traffic,” said Jan Häglund, head of Product Area IP &
Broadband, Ericsson.


“Our Smart Services Routers serve as the foundation
for a highly reliable network unhampered by technological constraints. The SSR
8000 family can scale to meet the signaling and bandwidth needs of even the
most demanding applications, and help operators establish a competitive
advantage in the race to connect 50 billion devices by 2020,” Haglund


Ericsson India recently announced
its plans to step up managed services presence in the country. To meet the
evolving needs of operators for support and operations IT services, Ericsson,
world’s largest provider of telecom services and the 8th largest IT
services company, is investing further in competence in its Global Service
Center (GSC) in India.


The focus on managed services in India enables Ericsson
to handle remote operations and support for both telecom network and IT
operations. Consulting and systems integration will act as a door-opener into
the strategic IT domain which includes IT data centers, service layer, business
and operations support systems.


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