Dell Technologies and Ericsson Join Forces

Dell Technologies and Ericsson form strategic partnership

Dell Technologies and Ericsson’s partnership aims to develop simple and reliable Open RAN-based network cloud transformation strategies. 

Dell Technologies and Ericsson announced a strategic partnership to combine their deep industry expertise with telecom software, solutions and support, to guide communications service providers (CSPs) through their radio access network (RAN) cloud transformation journeys.

Dell and Ericsson’s partnership aims to address these concerns by working alongside CSPs to develop simple and reliable Open RAN-based network cloud transformation strategies, using Dell and Ericsson integrated solutions and support.

Dennis Hoffman, Senior Vice President and General Manager at Telecom Systems Business, Dell Technologies, said, “Communications service providers have a crucial window of opportunity to lay the foundation for network cloud transformation and drive business growth. Our collaboration with Ericsson, combined with our decades of digital transformation expertise, will provide network operators the full plan and technologies they need to accelerate their network and operation transformations to positively impact the trajectory of their businesses.”

Fredrik Jejdling, Executive Vice President and Head of Business Area Networks, Ericsson, said, “Working closer with Dell Technologies will help further develop cloud-native programmable networks that bring new ideas and practices to the telecom market. Building upon years of collaboration, this strategic partnership will strengthen our cloudification efforts as we gear up to launch Open RAN-based commercial solutions. The cloud-native network will enable frequent updates and the rollout of new features using continuous deployment. It will ease the adoption of Cloud RAN technologies and prepare both companies’ portfolios for new markets.”

Chris Sambar, Head of Network, AT&T, said, “To accelerate cloud-based open networks, the telecom industry needs vendors to come together to develop solutions that deliver more growth opportunities with minimal risk. We look forward to the continued innovation and collaboration as we continue our Open RAN journey.”

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Through the new agreement, Dell and Ericsson will collaborate to develop tailored network cloud transformation plans and advise CSPs on network architectures and operating models, while also reducing the risks associated with deploying on open, multi-vendor environments.