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Ericsson boosts network performance with automated platform

By Adeyemi Adepetun
10 December 2021   |   4:03 am
Swedish technology firm, Ericsson has launched its Intelligent Automation Platform, a service management and orchestration product, which enables any mobile network to be intelligently automated.

Swedish technology firm, Ericsson has launched its Intelligent Automation Platform, a service management and orchestration product, which enables any mobile network to be intelligently automated.
  
Building on existing offerings, including cloud native dual-mode 5G Core and the Cloud RAN portfolio, the company is adding the Ericsson Intelligent Automation Platform and a suite of Apps as a natural next step to build the networks of the future.
  
The solution facilitates AI and automation, which improves network performance, operational efficiency and customer experience to help create smarter networks.
  


The cloud-native solution will work across new and existing 4G and 5G radio access networks (RAN) and will support diverse vendors and RAN technologies, including purpose-built and OpenRAN.
 
This will create greater choice for communications service providers (CSPs) as they evolve their networks. Ericsson’s investment in this platform is reflective of the company’s contributions to industry development of Open RAN technologies.
   
Senior Vice President and Head of Business Area Digital Services, Ericsson, Jan Karlsson, said: “We embrace the principle of openness and the evolution to open network architectures. Building upon our Cloud RAN offering, we are taking another major step towards building the network for the digital future with the launch of Ericsson Intelligent Automation Platform, which fundamentally enables smarter mobile networks.
  
“We look forward to providing our customers with an open platform that enables operational efficiency, enhances customer experience and drives service innovation. I am happy to hear the reactions from our customers already being positive towards our new product and we look forward to future development and innovation.”
   
MD Architecture & Strategy, BT Group Chief Architect, Neil McRae, said: “At BT we connect for good and continuously innovate to provide the best services for our customers. As we expand and modernize building more reliable networks in more places, managing network complexity via automation is critical to ensure our customers best quality of experience.

“I am pleased to see that Ericsson is launching the Intelligent Automation Platform for automating networks, based on the O-RAN Alliance Service Management and Orchestration (SMO) concept. Ericsson’s vision to extend that SMO concept to support both Open RAN and existing 4G and 5G networks, using a single operational pane-of-glass is an innovative approach.”