Ericsson this week unveiled a wide array of new solutions at a London press conference that served as a precursor to its activities planned for Mobile World Congress later this month in Barcelona. As reported by MobilityTechzone yesterday
The new solutions included the unveiling of the SDN-based Ericsson Cloud System, the launch of an addition to its Antenna Integrated Radio line, and much more. Also new from Ericsson is a solution called Mobile Order Management.
Mobile Order Management – which integrates ConceptWave Catalog Management, Order Management, and Ericsson Multi-Activation -- allows mobile operators and their customers to provision and manage devices and services faster and more cost-effectively than any other solution available today, according to Ericsson. It does that by providing catalog-driven order capture, management and analytics. It provides mobile operators with reusable components that can be combined in various ways to create new applications and services. And it enables service providers to create self-service portals that enterprises can use to provision and manage employee smartphones, tablets, and mobile applications.
On a separate front, Ericsson -- which at Mobile World Congress in 2011 announced a partnership with CDN outfit Akamai -- also revealed this week its plans to launch at Mobile World Congress what it calls a new unified content delivery network solution called Ericsson Media Delivery Network.
Per Borgklint, Ericsson’s senior vice president and head of business unit support solutions, commented: "Yesterday our mobile devices were telephones, today they are everything; our TVs, our banks, our conference rooms. The recent Ericsson Mobility Report shows that mobile data traffic will grow 12 times by 2018, and this is only the start of the tremendous transformation we will witness. The Ericsson Media Delivery Network solution breaks the boundaries of traditional CDN solutions, offering operators a single, intelligent, and agile management platform for superior efficiency, optimization, velocity of service, and monetization opportunities."
Among Ericsson’s other announcements this week was the launch of a Device and Application Verification service to help device and application vendors guarantee the quality of their offerings prior to introducing them to the marketplace.
Ericsson has also revealed that its LTE Advanced Carrier Aggregation will soon be generally available. That will support data rates of up to 150mbps over 20mHz.
Edited by Brooke Neuman