Ericsson strengthens its 4th generation IP portfolio

Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:00am EDT

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*Launching high-performance network processor, SNP 4000, with best-in-class performance and
*Extending Ericsson IP Operating System across the entire IP product line for superior operational
*New developments show Ericsson's commitment to its IP portfolio

At the MPLS & Ethernet World Congress in Paris, Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) today announced two key
developments that reinforce its commitment to developing 4th Generation IP networks: a powerful
in-house ASIC, the Ericsson SNP 4000 network processing chipset, and extension of the Ericsson IP
Operating System as the common platform across the entire IP portfolio.

The Ericsson SNP 4000 brings to the market industry-leading packet processing capacity with an
ASIC solution that integrates thousands of processing cores to enable products that can scale from
100Gbps to 1Tbps and applications that support millions of subscribers. With its innovative
hyper-threaded run to completion architecture running the Linux OS with full support for GNU based
C/C++ tool chain, the SNP 4000 will herald a new era of feature velocity and power efficiency in
IP products.  

Ericsson IP Operating System, that currently runs on the flagship SSR 8000 family of Smart
Services Routers, will be extended to cover all Ericsson IP products. The MINI-LINK SP 415 and
MINI-LINK SP 420 running Ericsson IP Operating System are being showcased at the MPLS World
Congress in Paris.  

Michael Howard, principal analyst of carrier networks at Infonetics Research, says: "The
announcements Ericsson made today are noteworthy. With rapid growth in smart devices and
personalized services, one of the biggest challenges presently facing operators is to keep up with
bandwidth demand while simultaneously delivering complex services. While service provider SDNs
will greatly simplify functions like dynamic service chaining, these SDN capabilities will still
rely on packet processing. I'm sure service providers will be interested in the service
capabilities that the SNP 4000 enables, since it is based on a new hyper-threaded architecture,
running thousands of "run-to-completion hardware threads" or "cores." It is an industry first to
support this many cores. These cores will enable functionssuch as service isolation and
virtualization, which can be used to support multiple high-touch applications simultaneously."    

Jan H├Ąglund, Vice President, Head of IP and Broadband Networks, Ericsson, says: "Since 2011, when
we first outlined our vision of the fourth generation of IP Networks, we have consistently made
investment decisions that ensure our IP portfolio builds networks that not only give consumers an
amazing experience, but also ensure profitable growth for our customers in an era of rapidly
growing video traffic and Cloud and OTT applications. A common operating system and high-touch
packet processing capabilities are incremental steps towards the broader Service Provider SDN
architecture that will be a key enabling technology for 4GIP going forward. SNP 4000 sets a new
benchmark as it increases the feature velocity by ten times and is twice as energy efficient as
available network processors."

Ericsson is participating in the co-located MPLS & Ethernet World Congress, V6 World Congress and
SDN Summit 2013 in Paris, running from March 19-22. On March 21, Ericsson and Telstra will present
a joint keynote session at the SDN Summit. Visit us at booth 105 for live demonstrations of the
SNP 4000 and Service Provider SDN use cases of Virtualized Aggregation Networks and Dynamic
Service Chaining.


MPLS & Ethernet World Congress, V6 World Congress and SDN Summit 

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