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Ericsson to hire 82 engineers for R&D centre in Bangalore

Posted: 20 Aug 2015     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:cloud  IP  5G  SDN  R&D 

Ericsson plans to expand its engineering base at its Bangalore research and development (R&D) centre by 15 per cent, which translates to at least 82 job openings, The Economic Times reported.

The Bangalore R&D centre, which has 550 employees, concentrates on cloud and IP technologies. The Swedish company will hire engineers for the following areas: cloud, IP routing, network function virtualisation and virtual platforms.

"This will help solidify our foundation and sharpen our focus in IP which continues to be an area of investment and growth for us," said Sanjeev Tyagi, VP and head of Ericsson's Business Unit Cloud & IP, R&D India.

Ericsson has three R&D centres located in Bangalore, Chennai and Gurgaon, employing 1,700 people. The teams working in these centres are focused on developing technologies in cloud, management and operations of emerging networks for 5G and the Networked Society for the Indian and for global markets.

More than 160 patents have been filed by the said R&D centres, Ericsson claims.

Under its IP Edge portfolio, the company will continue to strengthen its Broadband Network Gateway (BNG) solution deployed on the Smart Services Router (SSR) platform, which helps drive adoption of video and cloud services through a connected home, offering a rich and personalized connected experience to end-users.

According to Ericsson's February 2015 Mobility Report, application traffic is dominated by video streaming and social networking. In many mobile networks, the company discovered that anywhere between 40 per cent and 60 per cent of the video traffic comes from YouTube.

It is predicted that mobile video in general will grow by around 45 per cent annually through 2020 and is expected to account for around 55 per cent of all mobile data traffic. User behaviour is also resulting in video growth driven by other OTT providers like Netflix.

The solution to increasing cellular wireless speeds is carrier aggregation (CA), the mechanism that expands operator capabilities and enhances subscriber mobile experiences and it paves the way to eventual 5G communication. CA is the leading feature of LTE-Advanced (LTE-A).

"The objective before the team is to build carrier grade IP routers and solutions which will help Ericsson build a leadership position in IP, and we are intensely focused on achieving this," Tyagi said.

Apart from the IP Edge Portfolio, the Bangalore R&D team has been contributing in Software Defined Networking (SDN) technologies.

- Stephen Padilla





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