RESEARCH PAPER: Ericsson Reinvented

By Will Townsend, Patrick Moorhead - October 29, 2018
The wireless wide area networking (WWAN) infrastructure landscape is changing radically. Once dominated by closed and proprietary architectures, vendors now embrace open source, software-defined networking (SDN), federated network slicing, and network function virtualization (NFV) to speed 5G deployments. End-to-end network complexity grows in parallel with 5G given carriers’ limited experience with both unlicensed and higher frequency spectrum above 6 GHz. This is further exacerbated by an expected proliferation of transmission points and the fundamentally evolved architecture of 5G Radio Access Network (RAN). For operators, a new focus on moving core network functions to the edge to improve subscriber experience is also occurring.
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Table Of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • A Zero-Defect Network Vision
  • Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning Initiatives
  • Ericsson Strengths And Capabilities
  • Final Conclusions

Companies Cited

  • AT&T
  • Cisco Systems
  • Ericsson
  • Linux Foundation
Will Townsend

Will Townsend manages the networking and security practices for Moor Insights & Strategy focused on carrier infrastructure providers, carrier services, enterprise networking and security. He brings over 30 years of technology industry experience in a variety of product, marketing, channel, business development and sales roles to his advisory position.

Patrick Moorhead

Patrick founded the firm based on his real-world world technology experiences with the understanding of what he wasn’t getting from analysts and consultants. Ten years later, Patrick is ranked #1 among technology industry analysts in terms of “power” (ARInsights)  in “press citations” (Apollo Research). Moorhead is a contributor at Forbes and frequently appears on CNBC. He is a broad-based analyst covering a wide variety of topics including the cloud, enterprise SaaS, collaboration, client computing, and semiconductors. He has 30 years of experience including 15 years of executive experience at high tech companies (NCR, AT&T, Compaq, now HP, and AMD) leading strategy, product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing, including three industry board appointments.