Ericsson, Vodafone unveil private 5G network software

Ericsson, Vodafone unveil private 5G network software

Vodafone and Ericsson have launched AI and ML software to bolster private 5G networks for enterprises, which will be used to enhance production at Foxconn’s 5G factory in Hungary.

In a statement, the Swedish vendor said in partnership with Vodafone the company created the Service Continuity for private network solution, which can be tailored to Vodafone enterprise customers such as Taiwanese multinational Foxconn.

In Foxconn’s case, the company relies on non-fixed 5G-based test cars, on which newly manufactured PCs are tested before packaging at their plant in Hungary.

The Support Service software ensures private networks connecting test cars run smoother. It replaces Ericsson's traditional wired private networks offering Foxconn highly flexible, secure, and wireless connectivity that transforms the core business-critical operations.

Matyas Dobo, Vodafone Business Director, says: “We are very conscious of the trust placed by Foxconn in Vodafone and have worked jointly with Ericsson to create this unique technical assistance offering for enterprises to ensure that the operation of their private networks is free of unplanned interruptions.”

Nello Califano, Head of Strategy and Portfolio Management, Ericsson Business Area Networks, added: “We are constantly working with Vodafone to evolve the private networks space for enterprises, and this AI and ML-based support service is a testimony to that work. We are pleased to collaborate with Vodafone Hungary to ensure that enterprises like Foxconn can become wire-free in their operations, communication, and connectivity requirements. Added to this is the flexibility to change production setup without disruption, and to adapt to changing business needs.”

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