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EANTC Tests Ericsson’s Evolved IP Network Solution

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Engineers of European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC) tested Evolved IP Network solution (EIN) of Ericsson, according to a release from the operator.

The leading independent test center declares Ericsson’s IP transport solution meets performance claims.

The testing was undertaken at Ericsson labs in Stockholm, Sweden, and it features an IP transport test network truly representative of mobile or converged operators’ requirements, from base station to connectivity with external networks.

It highlight the advantages of a solution with a true end-to-end scope, featuring Ericsson IP routers and microwave transport products throughout. The standards-based solution is designed, integrated and verified using Ericsson’s extensive understanding of operator, subscriber, application and device requirements.

As part of its ongoing voice-IP convergence and “server to screen” broadband service delivery, the operator had launched EIN few days ago.

EIN provides a dependable, cost-effective and fully featured IP transport foundation for multi-service broadband offerings. EIN is based on Ericsson’s broad portfolio of IP, microwave and optical products. It’s continually developed & enhanced, and supported by Ericsson Global Services.

The end-to-end EIN solution is standards based to facilitate interoperability, especially with existing operator equipment. It is tested and verified, and compatible with Ericsson RAN, IP Transport and IP Core network infrastructures. Every part of the solution shares a common design and delivery approach, maximizing the use of common components, technologies and professional services.

The comprehensive testing matched the extensive scope and scale of Evolved IP Network, and was completely up to date, reflecting current and future operator needs such as time and phase-based synchronization for LTE radio access, and an Evolved Packet Core.

“The test configuration was necessarily complex since it involved emulating a great number of services and complete network topologies to match the Ericsson deployment blue print. We used start-of-the-art test equipment to emulate eight densely populated aggregation areas, and measure clock accuracy and stability. The solution met Ericsson’s claims in terms of performance, standards-based phase and frequency clock distribution, robustness and management,” Carsten Rossenhövel, Managing Director EANTC said.

The equipment used in the tests, according to Ericsson, comprised many elements of Ericsson’s IP router and microwave transport portfolios, the IP Operating System (IPOS), and comprehensive Ericsson mobile infrastructures including multi-standard radio base stations.

The test network included the two highest capacity Smart Services Routers (SSR 8020 and SSR 8010), to comfortably handle traffic and subscriber scale, and access routers (SP 415 and SP 420) designed for use in multi-access (2G, 3G, 4G) operator networks of any size.

Traffic was injected into the network using ‘live’ mobile devices and network traffic generation and emulation. Ericsson demonstrated in-service performance monitoring and analysis tools capable of providing IP performance data out to, and including, radio base stations.

Wahengbam Rorrkychand

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