The new products include a pair of routers that expand Juniper’s Metro Fabric line and a new edge line card offering a three-fold increase in card and system capacity using its Penta chip.
The two vendors are jointly developing a hardware management platform for service providers that combines Ericsson SDI Manager software and Intel Rack Scale Design architecture and software.
The vendor last year said it would open a software development center and ASIC design center in Austin, Texas. The two facilities will develop 5G products and software and employ more than 330 engineers.
SDxCentral Weekly Wrap for Feb. 8, 2019: Verizon found significantly lower latency when using MEC equipment and software, AWS is as large as its four closest rivals, and Ericsson joins a growing list of O-RAN Alliance supporters.
The Swedish vendor will focus its O-RAN Alliance efforts on the open connections between the RAN and network orchestration and automation.
One analyst said Ericsson is responding to a concern by carriers about following the old fashioned "build it and they will come" approach to network deployment.
CEO Börje Ekholm trumpeted the fact that Ericsson returned to full-year organic sales growth in 2018 for the first time since 2013.
The new group’s list of founding members reads like a who’s who of chipmakers, telecommunications companies, cloud providers, edge infrastructure vendors, and others.
Former Ericsson executive Ulf Ewaldsson is joining T-Mobile US’ network operations where he will serve under current T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray. A former colleague at Ericsson is also on the move.
Ericsson and Qualcomm trumpet a successful 5G data call using the 2.6 GHz frequency band.
The test produced round-trip latency of less than 100 microseconds (0.1 milliseconds) and a data transmission speed of 40 Gb/s.
Ericsson said last year that its "full-stack, pre-integrated" approach to BSS was not working and adopted a new strategy. More measures are now required to meet 2020 profitability targets.
Sprint is touting a new Samsung device while T-Mobile completed a 5G data session with Ericsson and Intel.
France may have been propelled to the 5G race by the U.S. and South Korea, but its 5G roadmap and competitive mobile players support its ambition to play a leading role.
The report cited a divergent business path compared with Nokia and hinted at a potential upside for Ericsson due to continued geo-political issues for Huawei and ZTE.