Telstra to deploy full stack telecom cloud solution from Ericsson

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Telecom network operator Telstra has decided to deploy a full stack telecom cloud solution, focusing initially on transforming the wireless network and providing a 5G-ready core.

Ericsson will be the telecom network provider for the wireless network transformation deal with Telstra. The telecom deal will ensure that Telstra customers will receive benefits such as reduced latency, tailored vertical network solutions and optimized distribution of key network capabilities, said Ericsson at the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2016).

Telstra, a leading telecom operator in Australia, will deploy Ericsson’s virtual network functions (VNFs) and cloud execution environment to gain a flexible, agile and programmable network to improve customer experience and support the development of new customer services.

The solution will also enable networking slicing, which can be used to tailor solutions efficiently for enterprises. Enterprises in mining, public safety, agriculture, manufacturing, utilities and other industries can cost-effectively have their own network slice adapted to their business needs, which will assist in driving growth and productivity in their businesses.

Telstra will deploy the Ericsson solution will provide Telstra’s network with a 5G-ready core and will help the network scale as Internet of Things (IoT) adoption increases. As 4G and 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) speeds increase to many gigabits per second and latency decreases, the core network needs to evolve from today’s relatively static, centralized architecture to an architecture that can elastically centralize some functions and distributes others to deliver flexibility, efficiency and low latency.

Mike Wright, managing director, Networks, Telstra Group, said: “Our customers demand new network capabilities to help them grow their businesses and improve their productivity. Ericsson’s Telecom Cloud provides a 5G-ready core with a virtualized network which can better support new services such as 5G, network slicing and IoT that will be particularly important to our enterprise customers.”

Baburajan K
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