Ericsson seizes the 5G edge opportunity with a new local packet gateway

  • Ericsson unlocks new 5G edge use cases with the launch of the Local Packet Gateway as a pre-integrated solution, delivering easier and faster time to service for Communications Service Providers (CSPs) to deploy new enterprise services
  • For CSPs, this means reduced infrastructure deployment costs and highly optimized lifecycle management for the edge

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) is launching the Ericsson Local Packet Gateway, enabling CSPs to unlock innovative edge opportunities in hybrid private network segments and at the network edge to support high data bandwidth and low latency use cases. The Ericsson Local Packet Gateway is an all-in-one appliance – including hardware, container as a service (CaaS), software and lifecycle management – ​​that makes it easy to deploy and manage edge applications .

The optimized cloud-native user plane and service functions will enable new use cases for the 5G edge. It features a very compact deployment in a single, small-footprint server, with built-in lifecycle management enabling fast time-to-service for new use cases at the edge.

The Ericsson Local Packet Gateway brings dual-mode 5G Core user plane and network slicing to the edge, enabling both mobile and enterprise broadband use cases, from deploying a small user plane in a network central CSP, routing to local applications. Examples of CSP enterprise use cases include sporting event applications, virtual reality (VR) games, and augmented reality (AR) for factory quality inspection.

Laurent Leboucher, Orange Group CTO & Senior Vice President Orange Innovation Networks says: “At Orange, we continue to develop meaningful networks to adapt to needs and uses around the world. Depending on the needs of corporate customers, a first option is to create a virtual private network on the Orange public network. A second solution consists of creating a hybrid private network based on shared equipment on the Orange network and dedicated equipment at the customer’s premises for critical flows and data. Ericsson’s 5G core for standalone applications, including local packet gateway, helps us meet the needs of these two enterprise customers. »

Monica Zethzon, Head of Solution Area Packet Core, Ericsson, said: “With the launch of the Ericsson Local Packet Gateway, we have taken another step to help our CSP customers address the enterprise market, by providing an interface powerful and simplified user. an aircraft that is easy to deploy at the edge, thanks to an integrated lifecycle management that facilitates its scaling.

Caroline Chappell, Research Director at AnalysysMason, says: “CSPs want flexibility in deploying 5G private networks and provisioning network slices and will therefore need a user plane solution that is quick and easy to install. and manage at the customer. Ericsson Local Packet Gateway, with its pre-integrated appliance-based solution featuring built-in lifecycle management and an optimized form factor for the enterprise edge, will be familiar from a management perspective and help reduce service times for new business use. case.


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