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Reply To: which is best switch for GSM?

wallis dudhnath

At the time (2019) of writing this response there has been a lot of vendor consolidation.

In the past the following were vendors that could deliver Time-Space-Time Stored Program
Control (TST SPC) switches: GPT (GEC Plessey Telecoms), Ericsson, Nokia, Alcatel, Lucent, STC, Nortel, Motorola, Phillips, ITT, Siemens, Marconi, etc..

If we fast forward to 2019 we now have: Ericsson, Nokia (Alcatel/Lucent), Huawei, ZTE, Cisco, Jumiper and a number of IT / OSS / BSS (Operation and Business Support System) vendors that can deploy “Virtual Network Function(s)” towards a Cloud Data Center (GCP, AWS, etc..) environment.

Makes sense to have a mimimum of two vendors seleted for your “core” (2G / 3G / 4G / 5G / etc..) layer.

Consolidation is now a part of the Telecommunication landscape.

VBR/ Wallis Dudhnath