Ericsson : Ericsson strengthens its 4th generation IP portfolio

       Ericsson : Ericsson strengthens its 4th generation IP portfolio

  *Launching high-performance network processor, SNP 4000, with best-in-class
    performance and scalability
  *Extending Ericsson IP Operating System across the entire IP product line
    for superior operational efficiency
  *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 Häglund,  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.

NOTES TO EDITORS

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

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