Ericsson cements transport solutions for 5G
Vendor enhances its mobile transport offerings with key technolog partnerships to meet 5G challenges
Ericsson has moved to strengthen its end-to-end mobile transport solutions by building on its radio expertise and adding best-in-class transport technologies from Juniper Netwiorks and ECI Telecom.
The alignment between the radio, core and transport layers of the network, stated the company, has never been more critical to meet the requirements of 5G use cases such as enhanced mobile broadband, fixed-wireless access, and massive and critical IoT.
To bolster its end-to-end 5G transport portfolio, Ericsson is now extending its partnership with Juniper Networks. Ericsson's Router 6000 product family will be complemented by Juniper's edge and core solutions, providing seamless connectivity from radio cell site to core, thereby guarantying the performance, quality and ease-of-use of the 5G system.
Juniper's security products will also be part of Ericsson's solution to secure its customers' mobile networks as part of its end-to-end approach for securing existing and new 5G networks.
Ericsson is also complementing its optical transport offering for metro with a new partnership with ECI, a global provider of elastic network solutions. With ECI as partner, Ericsson will be able to deliver newly-enhanced optical transport solutions for service providers, as well as critical infrastructure customers.
Fredrik Jejdling, executive VP and head of Business Area Networks at Ericsson, said: "Our radio expertise and knowledge in network architecture, end-user applications and standardisation work put us in an excellent position to understand the requirements 5G places on transport. By combining our leading transport portfolio with best-in-class partners, we will boost our transport offering and create the critical building blocks of next-generation transport networks that benefit our customers."
The transport solutions from Juniper and ECI are fully interoperable with Ericsson's transport portfolio and will be managed by the same Ericsson management and orchestration.