Ericsson has launched an advanced evolved packet core portfolio for supporting operators’ LTE network introduction.
Ericsson has said that the portfolio is built on the company’s existing packet core products and new functionality will be introduced through simple software upgrades. This minimizes operators’ capital expenditure and ensures a smooth transition to the new technology.
According to the company, the evolved packet core portfolio includes SGSN/MME and mobile packet gateway; software upgrades of the existing SGSN and GGSN products respectively, and the new converged packet gateway (CPG), which addresses a new converged broadband segment. The CPG is built on the SmartEdge platform and provides quality broadband services for both fixed and mobile traffic in the core network.
Georges Antoun, vice president and head of product area packet networks at Ericsson, said: Ericsson is strengthening its IP portfolio and accelerating the transformation to next-generation broadband networks. We are helping operators to become even more efficient and provide better service to their fixed and mobile broadband customers.