Ericsson and Cisco have announced new joint customer engagements and offerings including a new product for real-time management of network services via multiple technology and vendor domains.
At Mobile World Congress 2016, Ericsson and Cisco reported significant progress in all areas of their strategic partnership, first announced in November 2015.
In the three months since the partnership was announced, close to 200 customer engagements have resulted in multiple recent customer wins, including agreements with operators for mobile IP backbone network transformation, transformation of TV proposition and cable network, modernization of mobile backhaul leveraging Ericsson’s systems integrations and global services capabilities.
The two companies have accelerated work on their joint go-to-market models and sales force training, and are making progress with their tactical planning and global resource build-up. Further solutions and collaborations are being pursued in parallel in six strategic areas – IP core, fixed cable broadband access, business VPN, mobile backhaul, IP transformation services and IP & IT managed services – as well as smart cities, with the potential to collaborate on Internet of Things (IoT) technology development.
Ericsson also introduced today the Ericsson Dynamic Service Manager, a new product for real-time management of network services via multiple technology and vendor domains. The result of a collaboration and encompassing intellectual property from the two companies, the Dynamic Service Manager will initially focus on multi-vendor mobile backhaul, IP core, and enterprise VPNs. It brings together Ericsson’s leadership in OSS and Cisco’s expertise in IP and optical for the cost-effective management of complex network services.
General availability of this product is expected in second half of 2016.
The full new article from Ericsson is available here.