The Swisscom cloud-based enterprise service is now running on Ericsson’s Network Functions Virtualization infrastructure (NFVi) platform. Commercial services were initiated last month, and are targeted at the small- and medium-sized enterprise market.
The platform is described as a full-stack cloud deployment that takes advantage of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV). The NFVi platform includes Ericsson’s Cloud Manager, Cloud Execution Environment, Cloud SDN, Hyperscale Datacenter System 8000, and professional services.
The companies initially announced plans for the cloud platform during the 2016 Mobile World Congress.
“Our first service is now live, servicing the small and medium enterprise market, and we will continue to work closely with Ericsson to onboard other services in the immediate future,” Staub said in a statement.
The Swisscom deployment is a bright spot for Ericsson as the company has been going through various operational changes and challenges. The company in July reported worse-than-expected second quarter earnings and said it would accelerate previously announced cost reduction plans.
Ericsson is scheduled to report third quarter earnings on Oct. 20.