Swedish telecommunications firm Ericsson has announced the launch of two new solutions that aim to improve broadband and mobile facilities in home and stadium environments.
The company's next-generation Broadband Network Gateway (BNG) is designed to improve services in people's homes, while its new stadium-optimised Wi-Fi system aims to enhance services in busy stadiums.
Using the Smart Services Router (SSR 8000) family as a platform, the BNG has been designed to manage the recent rise in subscriptions and bandwidth usage that has come about as a result of increased connectivity.
It seeks to accelerate the adoption of cloud and video services in people's homes, while reducing the operational costs associated with operators' fixed broadband IP networks.
The foundation for the software the router uses comes from the company's Broadband Remote Access Service.
"Ericsson's BNG on SSR 8000 gives service providers industry-leading subscriber scale. It triples subscriber scalability compared to other industry BNGs," said Jan Haglund, head of IP and broadband networks at Ericsson.
"With its time-tested and field-proven software and scale, it sets a new benchmark yet again."
Meanwhile, the new stadium-optimised Wi-Fi solution launched by the firm aims to offer a more seamless experience for mobile device users attending events in busy stadiums.
The solution, which has been created to overcome heavy network traffic, consists of two products - the AP 5114 stadium-optimised Wi-Fi access point, and the WIC 8000 Wi-Fi controller.
This combination creates a Wi-Fi network that can be integrated with mobile networks.
Dave Park, head of the Wi-Fi product line at Ericsson, said: "This Wi-Fi solution - which represents our first Wi-Fi product launch since our acquisition of BelAir Networks in April this year - enables stadium owners and managers to provide fans with the same options that they have when watching events at home, including instant replays and multi-view content feeds."