Ericsson rolls out AT&T FlexWareSM globally to boost network agility and save costs

Via AT&T News Room

May 23, 2017



Flexible Platform Simplifies Global Corporate Networking

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.”

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