Swisscom has deployed Ericsson’s Network Functions Virtualization infrastructure (NFVi) solution for its cloud-based enterprise service for the SME market.
This latest news is a result of last year’s announcement from the two companies, where Swisscom selected Ericsson to transform its network infrastructure through the deployment of a full stack telecom cloud solution, including Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN).
Ericsson’s NFVi offering comprises Ericsson Cloud Manager, Ericsson Cloud Execution Environment, Ericsson Cloud SDN, Ericsson Hyperscale Datacenter System 8000, and system integration and support services.
Live deployment of Ericsson NFVi signifies an important first step for Swisscom to transform its network, and for the two companies to build the necessary infrastructure required to further their 5G for Switzerland program activities.
Under the program, Ericsson, Swisscom and EPFL (École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) are working with industry partners to develop and trial industrial applications with 5G and IoT technology in areas such as smart transportation, autonomous driving, automated traffic control systems, smart grids and manufacturing.