Network Equipment from Ericsson, Inc.

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The development of GSM and WCDMA networks puts strong demand on controller efficiency. The network controllers (BSC, RNC and EvoController) helps operators to meet future expansion needs, while also protecting today’s investments.

The success of smartphones places high demands on mobile networks, smartphones require on average four to five times more signaling capacity than feature phones. Mobile-broadband services provided to laptops, netbooks and tablets are also contributing to the rapid growth of data traffic. Ericsson Controllers are geared to handle traffic growth and changing traffic patterns.

The only true multi controller

Ericsson’s latest controller – Evo Controller 8200 – is the market’s only true multi controller. The Evo Controller 8200 is a vital component of the RAN evolution strategy. It combines the functions of the GSM base station controller (BSC) and the UMTS radio network controller (RNC) in one common network controller. With the Evo Controller, we are making it easier to leverage investments in GSM, while offering WCDMA customers even higher performance levels.

BSC (HD BSC) and RNC (RNC 3820) are well established in the market. They represent future-proof investments for operators requiring TDM or ATM on all transport interfaces, combined with or without IP.

Ericsson’s offering

The Ericsson GSM BSC and WCDMA RNC product family gives an operator a wide choice of configurations for different network topologies, from metropolitan optimized for high traffic to rural optimized for coverage.

The Evo Controller 8100, is the first building block for a common controller, where the BSC can be expanded with Evo Controller 8200/RNC capabilities. The Evo Controller 8200/BSC, with support for more than 3000 transceivers in one single sub rack, brings capacity density to the next level.

The Evo Controller 8200/RNC is built to handle the increased demand from smartphones, as well as laptops. With its compact and highly scalable capacity, it is the market’s most efficient RNC.

The Evo Controller 8200/MULTI provides the possibility to combine BSC and RNC controllers with a few common building blocks.

Main values

The Evo Controller 8200 is built on future-proof hardware, giving it the highest capacity per footprint ratio on the market, along with low power consumption.

The Evo Controller 8200 gives operators a number of benefits:

  • A true multi-standard controller
  • Highest capacity with smallest footprint
  • Common and few hardware types
  • Traffic-adaptive node designed to cater for any traffic changes
  • Optimized for all-IP networks
  • Future-proof platform based on 40Gbps Ethernet technology.