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SoftBank Mobile wanted to secure high-performance mobile broadband services following the rapid traffic shift to LTE, prepare for VoLTE and manage signaling increase in the most highly populated metropolitan areas in the world.

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  • SUPPLIER
  • Ericsson
    Ericsson provides services, software and infrastructure in mobility, broadband and the cloud that enable the communications industry and other sectors to do better business, increase efficiency, improve their users' experience and capture new opportunities.Year founded: 1876Revenue: $26.8 billion (2014)NASDAQ: ERIC
  • TECHNOLOGIES
  • Networks & Connectivity - Cellular
  • INDUSTRIES
  • Telecommunications
  • ABOUT CUSTOMER
  • SoftBank Mobile is a subsidiary of the telecommunications company SoftBank. It is one of the top 10 telecommunication companies globally and the fastest growing operator in Japan.
  • CUSTOMER NAME
  • SoftBank Mobile
  • CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
  • SOLUTION
  • SoftBank Mobile worked with Ericsson to expand its network. In managing the rapid traffic shift from WCDMA to LTE. Ericsson provided a solution includes complete Evolved Packet Core solution, including SGSN-MME Smart and Adaptive Paging functionality to optimize signaling, deployment of LTE RAN using the RBS 6000 and full suite of services.

    Hardware Components
    - RBS 6000

    Software Components
    - Ericsson SGSN-MME Smart
    - Adaptive Paging
  • DATA COLLECTED
  • OPERATIONAL IMPACT
  • Impact #1
    [Cost Reduction - R&D]
    Ongoing application development and improvements are relatively quick and inexpensive to implement due to the system's flexibility.
    Impact #2
    Impact #3
  • QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
  • Benefit #1
    The solution reduced CPU load by almost 50%, reducing the need for future capital investment.
    Benefit #2
    The solution reduced signaling by 70% in RAN and EPC.
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