Telstra taps Ericsson to offer enterprise-grade 5G automation and orchestration services

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Telstra and Ericsson have joined forces to launch fully automated 5G network slicing service orchestration for commercial networks, considered an industry-first.

Using Ericsson Orchestration and Inventory solutions in conjunction with 5G RAN and dual-mode 5G Core, Telstra will offer enterprise customers a new suite of differentiated services that promise all-important network characteristics, including high throughput, low latency, and resilience to facilitate organizations’ digitized operations and processes.

The firm had previously worked with Ericsson to enable edge computing in virtual and hybrid 5G private network environments via Local Packet Gateway. The technology, first deployed in Australia, makes for efficient use of bandwidth, in addition to offering low latency through data localization.

LPG by Ericsson is supported by the firm’s Idaho-based Cradlepoint’s 5G enabled routers and adaptors and comprehensive cloud management service Netcloud.

“Ericsson has developed its Orchestration and Local Packet Gateway solutions to help forward-looking customers such as Telstra deliver sought-after enterprise services via automated network slicing and edge use cases,” said Emilio Romeo, head of Ericsson, Australia and New Zealand.

“With many decades of close strategic partnership between Ericsson and Telstra, we are proud to have helped deliver these capabilities into Telstra’s commercial 5G network to achieve leading 5G service creation capabilities,” added Romeo.

Per reports, the Ericsson Local Packet Gateway is on display at Telstra Vantage at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney from 31 August to 1 September 2022. Telstra is demonstrating the technology via a live 5G remote-controlled car.

Earlier this year, Ericsson teamed with Qualcomm and Thales to test and validate 5G non-terrestrial networks (5G NTN).