Softbank Mobile picks Ericsson for packet core

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Japan's SOFTBANK MOBILE has selected Ericsson for its next-generation multi-access network architecture. Operator is preparing for an expected increase in traffic by implementing Ericsson's Evolved Packet Core (EPC) solution.

According to Ericsson, when the EPC goes online, SOFTBANK MOBILE's more than 26 million subscribers will enjoy faster communication and an enhanced user experience. By implementing the solution SOFTBANK MOBILE will benefit from a simplified network that facilitates the uptake of mobile broadband and allows it to reduce costs for operational maintenance and equipment.

This next-generation all-IP mobile core network solution supports various types of access, including both fixed and mobile networks. For example, it supports the operator's existing HSPA, WCDMA and next-generation LTE access networks, as well other network technologies, such as Wi-Fi.

"Ericsson's EPC solution is a great investment for us since we are expecting our network traffic to increase. Besides giving our users an improved high-speed connection, it allows us to simplify our network and thereby actually cut costs - all while gaining more subscribers," Junichi Miyakawa, Executive Vice President, Director and CTO, SOFTBANK MOBILE Corp.

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