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Ericsson introduces SSR 8000 router line for 4th generation IP networks

Ericsson today released its SSR 8000 family of Smart Services Routers (SSR), which it describes as a key component of its 4th generation of IP networking launched earlier this year.


August 31, 2011  


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Ericsson today released its SSR 8000 family of Smart Services Routers (SSR), which it describes as a key component of its 4th generation of IP networking launched earlier this year.

“When more and more different types of data-driven devices are connected to networks, operators will need to handle unprecedented amounts of traffic and be prepared to cope with an unparalleled diversity of applications and end-user devices,” the company said in a release.

“The 4th generation of IP networks must enable users to access the Internet anywhere at anytime, while delivering personalized services.”

The SSR 8000 product portfolio, which was developed in Ericsson’s Silicon Valley location, runs the Ericsson IP Operating System, a modular operating system that has been deployed in 75 of the top 100 operators networks in the world.

“Operators have been transforming their networks to IP for several years now, but requirements have grown, driving the need for a new round of equipment that can support new applications and revenue generation of fixed and mobile broadband segments, characterized by not only video traffic, but high call signaling volumes,” said Michael Howard, principal analyst, carrier and data center networks, at Infonetics Research.