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Ericsson unveils Evolved Packet Gateway application
TT Correspondent |  |  27 Feb 2012

Ericsson on Monday launched Evolved Packet Gateway application to run on its IP networking Smart Services Router (SSR) 8000 family. The application can handle more mobile data traffic than any other mobile packet gateway on the market.


The Evolved Packet Gateway application, designed to be used with the SSR 8020, offers an order of magnitude higher capacity than the nearest competitor. The SSR 8000 family of Smart Services Routers is the next generation platform from Ericsson. 


Over the top (OTT) cloud-based services will continue to drive mobile broadband traffic in networks. This leaves operators looking for smart and cost-effective solutions to meet the challenges of rapid growth in data traffic and to create new business opportunities.


With the Evolved Packet Gateway on SSR 8020, operators can attract and efficiently serve active mobile subscribers who drive traffic growth with their smartphones and tablets. It introduces network intelligence that enables operators to offer an unparalleled diversity of applications and choice in devices.


Ericsson's new Evolved Packet Gateway employs the application software that has successfully been used in the GGSN-MPG, operating in 240 networks in 130 countries, serving billions of subscribers. Working on the SSR 8020, capacity increases more than ten-fold and brings the same intelligence, without risk of teething problems.


"By deploying the Evolved Packet Gateway on the SSR 8020, we effectively lift the capacity boundaries for throughput, signaling and applications that are so often a topic of discussion in the industry. With this innovative solution, we leapfrog anything the competition can offer and warrant our market leadership", said Jan Häglund, head of IP and Broadband, Ericsson.With 40% of market share, Ericsson currently holds the leading position in the packet core network domain.

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27 Feb 2012(IST)  
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