Ericsson launches new broadband network gateway
Dubai, November 5, 2012
Ericsson, a leading provider of communications technology and services, has launched its new broadband network gateway for connected homes which has been designed to bring quality cloud and video user experience to homes and offices.
Ericsson's newest network gateway enables differentiated and personalized services while supporting the rise in subscriptions and growing bandwidth usage that comes with increased connectivity, said a senior official.
Home life is becoming ever more connected as we adopt new broadband-enabled devices, such as Smart TVs, game consoles, powerful tablets and smartphones that are capable of delivering high-definition over-the-top videos and cloud-based services, said Jan Häglund, the VP and head of IP and Broadband Networks, Ericsson.
Using the smart services router (SSR 8000) family as a platform, Ericsson's next generation Broadband Network Gateway (BNG) is designed to accelerate the adoption of cloud and video services in today's increasingly connected homes, while simultaneously reducing the operational cost of operators' fixed broadband IP networks.
"This new gateway derives its software technology foundation from Ericsson's Broadband Remote Access Service (BRAS) chosen by 75 percent of the world's largest fixed operators and deployed in more than 360 networks worldwide. This allows for smooth integration to operators OSS and BSS systems," explained Jan Häglund.
"Ericsson's BNG on SSR 8000 gives service providers industry-leading subscriber scale - it triples subscriber scalability compared to other industry BNGs. With its time-tested and field-proven software and scale, it sets a new benchmark yet again," he added.
The new BNG opens fresh opportunities for fixed and converged service providers to offer high-quality broadband and personalized services, supporting the growth of smart devices in the home.
Jennifer Pigg, the president and founder of Battle Green Research, a Yankee Group affiliate, said, "Service providers are on the unending quest to lower their cost per bit. At the same time users expect more value for their money in the form of highly personalized services. The Ericsson SSR 8000 satisfies both sides of this equation."
Ericsson BNG on SSR 8000 offers a wide range of interfaces and enables advanced services optimized for superior user experience and new service offerings.
It efficiently supports 100-gigabit performance, supporting monetization of demanding cloud and high-definition video streaming services.-TradeArabia News Service