Ericsson says its new Router 8801 now lets users speed up the adoption of cloud and video services in today’s increasingly connected environment.
According to Ericsson, Router 8801 is a high performing ultra-compact 240 Gbps 1RU router which supports distributed Broadband Network Gateway (BNG), distributed cloud gateway, distributed provider edge and hyper-scale Open Flow switch with integrated inline high touch applications.
Router 8801 delivers performance and scalability necessary for operators to address new opportunities with quicker time-to-market and ability to provide superior experience by ensuring cloud-ready content can be deployed closer to end-users, according to the Swedish technology company.
It will enable network operators to provide personalized services for additional revenue streams, address the challenge of over-the-top content distribution and provide a future-proof subscriber management solution ready for 5G and the Internet of Things.
Arne Sjule, Head of Product Area IP routing at Ericsson says that “exponential traffic and the growth of over-the-top applications are forcing service providers to scale their network. Router 8801 is cost optimized for dis-aggregated deployment scenarios which makes it attractive for next generation distributed cloud architecture.’’
Glen Hunt with Current Analysis says: “Operators are looking to transform their networks by using the best combination of available options such as purpose-built hardware, NFV and SDN to support stringent subscriber requirements in an optimal manner. Deployment of Router 8801 will bring service activation point closer to subscribers, minimize latency and will also become a critical component in making the networks future-proof.”
Ericsson added that Router 8801 runs powerful in-house smart network processor SNP 4000, delivering open platform with application aware and subscriber aware characteristics that enable personalized services for additional revenue streams.