DALLAS and STOCKHOLM, May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) is rolling out availability of AT&T FlexWareSM across its global corporate network. Locations include the U.S., Latin America, Middle East, and Europe. Virtualizing its network services with AT&T FlexWare lets Ericsson adapt its network to changing business needs in near real-time, while lowering its total cost of network ownership.
With its modular nature, AT&T FlexWare is quick to set up. This means Ericsson can roll out AT&T FlexWare to many global sites quicker than the traditional appliances built for a single purpose.
"We are building a modernized network for global connectivity to be able to support the Digital Transformation within Ericsson," said Johan Torstensson, chief information officer and head of IT, Ericsson. "AT&T* has been chosen as one of our network connectivity providers connecting Ericsson offices across the U.S., Latin America, the Middle East and Europe."
AT&T FlexWare allows businesses to deploy network functions, like routers and firewalls, virtually. Businesses can mix and match them as needed. Since these network functions are virtual, companies do not have the same need to invest, or get locked into, proprietary hardware solutions. This gives them flexibility and helps them to lower costs.
In addition to deploying AT&T FlexWare, Ericsson is expanding the reach of its global AT&T managed VPN.
"We share with Ericsson a passion and vision for transformative and innovative technology," said John Vladimir Slamecka, region president-Global Business-EMEA, AT&T. "AT&T FlexWare streamlines global network transformation, and helps protect the network investment against future changes. For today's digital business world, that's crucial; it helps makes innovation happen."
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
Ericsson is a world leader in communications technology and services with headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Our organization consists of more than 111,000 experts who provide customers in 180 countries with innovative solutions and services. Together we are building a more connected future where anyone and any industry is empowered to reach their full potential. Net sales in 2016 were SEK 222.6 billion (USD 24.5 billion). The Ericsson stock is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and on NASDAQ in New York. Read more on www.ericsson.com.
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*Claim based on the Nielsen Certified Data Network Score. Score includes data reported by wireless consumers in the Nielsen Mobile Insights survey, network measurements from Nielsen Mobile Performance and Nielsen Drive Test Benchmarks for Q3+Q4 2016 across 121 markets.
**Global coverage claim based on offering discounted voice and data roaming; LTE roaming; and voice roaming in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier. International service required. Coverage not available in all areas. Coverage may vary per country and be limited/restricted in some countries.
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SOURCE AT&T Inc.