February 23, 2016

Cisco, Ericsson, Intel Partnering on 5G Networking Router

Cisco Systems, Intel and Ericsson are working together to create what officials for the companies are saying will be the industry's first 5G router.

The companies made the announcement Feb. 22 at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016 show in Barcelona, Spain, saying the router could help accelerate the pace of innovation around 5G, the next generation of cellular networking that is expected to bring up to 100 times the speed of current 4G networks and handle the rapid increase in the numbers of connected devices, the growing Internet of things (IoT) and the rising presence of video on mobile networks.

It's also the latest step in a partnership between Cisco and Ericsson that was announced in November 2015, a move designed to help the two vendors better address a range of emerging markets—including the IoT, software-defined networking (SDN) and network-functions virtualization (NFV)—and strongly compete in a changing networking space...

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