Ericsson redefines network control and analytics

  • Combines SDN with Network Management, Policy Control, User Data Management and Analytics to create an integrated control layer for network and cloud
  • Pioneering model increases efficiency and enables faster service deployments through network programmability
  • Exposes user and network insights to improve network performance and user experience

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) is pioneering a new model for network control that will increase efficiency of the operator infrastructure by enhancing network programmability.  This should lead to  faster service deployments, reduced costs for operators and an improved user experience. The redefined common control plane for the network and cloud  is augmented with real time user and network analytics and correlated insights from a consolidated user data base.

Caroline Chappell, Principal Analyst for Heavy Reading says: "There are large cost saving and revenue generating advantages to telcos from consolidating their sources of network data, using such data intelligently to drive operational automation and exposing it for monetization purposes. Bringing together all the components that support such a strategy, including a big data and analytics platform, network management, NFV orchestration, SDN and policy control is inherently difficult, so an integrated solution is of great interest to the market."

Jan Haglund, Vice President and Head of Product Area Network Analytics & Control, Ericsson, says: "By enabling the network control layer to draw on a richer set of information than has been traditionally done, we are equipping service providers to offer real time adaptation to consumer, business and application needs"

We focus on three things as part of this redefinition.  Consolidation of user and network information and network resources; Automation, not just of service configurations but also of the network's response to changing conditions; Exposure of user and network analytics and insights and the various capabilities that the network can offer to be an application development platform". 

Operators will be able to benefit from this new model by increased efficiency of operations driven by automation and the reduction in fragmentation of information and network resources.   The innovation driven by the exposure of network capabilities for collaborative development of new services and applications and the improved agility in launching of new services will contribute to new revenue opportunities.

Ericsson Network Control and Analytics portfolio combines SDN capabilities with the Ericsson Network Manager (ENM), Service Aware Policy Controller (SAPC) and the User Data Consolidation (UDC) to create and integrated control layer for network and cloud

Ericsson at Mobile World Congress 2015

During Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain, Ericsson is showing world-leading technology, service capabilities, and innovations. The Networked Society is transforming entire industries. ICT tools have become fundamental everyday resources for businesses, people and society. We lead the way with hardware, services and software solutions that drive development in mobility, broadband and cloud, creating the foundation for new eco-systems, and transformation across industries. The change that transformation brings is in the hands of everyone. That is why we at Mobile World Congress this year will talk about how we enable change-makers in the Networked Society to advance digital experiences.

You can find us at MWC in Hall 2, Stand 2N60. Follow us during the event using @Ericsson and join the discussion using #MWC15. Insights from our experts and Networked Society evangelists are also published on our blog during the event.

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