Packet core

Ericsson wins Rogers LTE network deal

Ericsson, the Swedish telecommunications network supplier has won a multi-year deal to supply Canada’s Rogers network with an end-to-end LTE network.

ZTE launches 100G carrier network platform

Chinese vendor ZTE has launched an end-to-end 100G carrier network solution, designed to help operators cater for HD video services and cloud computing services, which have led to a massive spike in network traffic. The ZXWM M920 and ZXONE 8000 offer 80-wave, 100G ultra-wide system capacity, enabling a smooth upgrade from 10G to 100G.

Trends in Packet Core Networks

Sponsored by Huawei

With the recent explosive growth of mobile broadband, operators are facing a range of new business and technology challenges to maintain profitability and prepare for an even brighter future for packet data services. The paper focuses on the impacts on mobile packet core networks of the various challenges. These include driving down CAPEX, reducing packet core OPEX, incorporating functionality supporting service aware business models, smooth evolution of core architectures to 4G, moving service & transport layer architectures towards All-IP & IMS, and transforming core and service layers to support relevant radio access standards.

Polls

With Amazon and Google launching smart home initiatives, have the telcos missed out on their chance to cash in on this market?

  • Yes, Google and Amazon will now dominate this space (65%, 40 Votes)
  • Consumers won't have made up their mind (19%, 12 Votes)
  • No, Google and Amazon will not be able to replace the telcos in the mind of the consumer (16%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 62

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