Ericsson selects Verizon to transform IT environment

VerizonEricsson has selected Verizon’s Managed Services to accelerate the transformation of Ericsson’s corporate IT environment.

The initial implementation will focus on the deployment of Verizon’s Managed Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD WAN) service integrated with virtualized security services and Managed Enterprise Radio Access Network (E-RAN) solutions.

“The use of E-RAN, which leverages the Ericsson Radio DOT System and Pico RBS, will enhance the performance and appeal of corporate facilities paving the way for new applications to be delivered by indoor mobile network infrastructure,” said Johan Torstensson, chief information officer and head of IT, Ericsson.

Verizon’s Managed SD WAN and Managed E-RAN solutions are part of Verizon’s Network-as-a-Service offerings. The management layer delivering these services is a joint development effort that incorporates Ericsson’s Dynamic Orchestration, Closed loop service assurance and Automated Validation and Onboarding Platform (AVOP).

Ericsson will consume virtualized network functions (VNFs) as a utility in a pay-as-you-go, usage-based model to expand the global reach of its corporate IT infrastructure using Verizon’s Global IP network for public and private networking solutions.