BASKING RIDGE, NJ — From the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Ericsson is partnering with Verizon Wireless to demonstrate two innovative solutions on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network.
"As a primary infrastructure provider for Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network, Ericsson is developing solutions that will take advantage of the increased speed and low latency of 4G networks," said Angel Ruiz, president and chief executive officer, Ericsson North America. "Both of these solutions use Ericsson Mobile Broadband Modules and are based on ST-Ericsson platforms, highlighting our unique position as an end-to-end supplier in the LTE ecosystem."
The two solutions being demonstrated at CES are:
- Ericsson Converged Workspace Ericsson is collaborating with the Verizon Wireless LTE Innovation Center on a converged workspace solution for small businesses that will provide the world's first "office in a box" solution with fully integrated multiple cellular connections. Powered by Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network, the Ericsson Converged Workspace device provides full PBX functionality, simultaneous voice calls across multiple cellular lines, LTE VoIP and multi-user Internet connectivity. The Ericsson Converged Workspace unit allows businesses to deploy new office locations or set up temporary work environments within minutes.
- Ericsson 4G Mobile Broadband Router Ericsson is also working with the Verizon Wireless LTE Innovation Center on a 4G LTE mobile broadband router for both homes and small offices. The Ericsson 4G Mobile Broadband Router provides high-speed wireless Internet access, Wi-Fi functionality and voice calling via LTE VoIP.
The Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network, launched in December 2010, is the fastest, most advanced 4G network in the United States, providing speeds up to 10 times faster than Verizon Wireless' 3G network. Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network currently reaches one-third of all Americans, with plans to expand the network to the company's entire 3G coverage area over the next three years.
Ericsson is a founding partner of the Verizon Wireless' LTE Innovation Center, which was established in 2008 to provide an environment for diverse companies to work together to develop innovative products that leverage 4G LTE technology.
The Ericsson Converged Workspace and the Ericsson 4G Mobile Broadband Router will be highlighted from Jan. 6-9 in Verizon Wireless' booth (#35216 in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center) at CES. For more information about the LTE Innovation Center and Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network, visit www.verizonwireless.com/lte.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's fastest and most advanced 4G network and largest and most reliable 3G network, and serves more than 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 80,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
Ericsson is the world's leading provider of technology and services to telecom operators. Ericsson is the leader in 2G, 3G and 4G mobile technologies, and provides support for networks with over 2 billion subscribers and has the leading position in managed services. The company's portfolio comprises mobile and fixed network infrastructure, telecom services, software, broadband and multimedia solutions for operators, enterprises and the media industry. The Sony Ericsson and ST-Ericsson joint ventures provide consumers with feature-rich personal mobile devices.
Ericsson is advancing its vision of being the "prime driver in an all-communicating world" through innovation, technology, and sustainable business solutions. Working in 175 countries, more than 80,000 employees generated revenue of SEK 206.5 billion (USD 27.1 billion) in 2009. Founded in 1876 with the headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX, Stockholm and NASDAQ New York.