Ericsson strengthens 4th generation IP portfolio
Ericsson announced the launch of its new solutions for 4th generation IP networks.
The company launched the Ericsson SNP 4000 network processing chipset, and an extension of the Ericsson IP Operating System as the common platform across the entire IP portfolio.
The company said the Ericsson SNP 4000 brings to the market leading packet processing capacity with an ASIC solution that integrates thousands of processing cores to enable products that can scale from 100Gbps to 1Tbps and applications that support millions of subscribers.
The Ericsson IP operating system, which currently runs on the flagship SSR 8000 family of Smart Services routers, will be extended to cover all Ericsson IP products, the company added.
Michael Howard, principal analyst of carrier networks at Infonetics Research, said the announcements Ericsson made “are noteworthy” adding that with the rapid growth in smart devices and personalized services, one of the biggest challenges presently facing operators is to keep up with bandwidth demand while simultaneously delivering complex services.