Ericsson Market Analysis Essay

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Company Assessment

Ericsson
Market: Transport and Routing Infrastructure Service: Service Provider Infastructure Report Date: November 17, 2011
 Current Threat Index

Glen Hunt
Current Analysis Principal Analyst, Transport and Routing Infrastructure

Rating Update: Ericsson’s threat index has risen as a result of the first release of the new SSR 8000 family service aware edge routing and application platform, and the shipping status of the SPO 1460. Solutions: Threatening Ericsson’s solutions message is anchored by its “4th Generation IP Networking” mantra, which was formally launched in February at the Mobile World Congress 2011. Ericsson strives to make its solutions simple, smart and scalable, addressing fundamental issues
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The MINI-LINK PT provides packet microwave support in a compact all-outdoor radio with high-capacity links; and the MINI-LINK SP delivers switched or routed gigabit Ethernet backhaul over fiber. The Smart Packet Optical (SPO) 1400 family (former OMS 1400) offers integrated functionality for mobile backhaul with integrated TDM, packet, and DWDM support. The higher scale provided SPO 1460 (now shipping) expands supported applications beyond mobile backhaul to include support for metro network convergence and connection-oriented MPLS-TP for resilient backhaul and optical transport services. All MINI-LINK platforms operate under Ericsson’s transport operating system and are managed by the IP Transport Management system, which provides a common software environment to deliver features across multiple transport media. Service/Support: Leader Ericsson claims more than 50,000 services professionals deployed in 175 countries. Services offered by the vendor include: customer support, consulting, network rollout, managed services, systems integration and operator employee education. Professional services Q2 2011 represented 71% of Global Services revenue, indicating a strong demand and consistent with trends reported in our Telecom Vendor Service (TVS) tracker. Growth of managed services is a clear

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