The Swedish networking giant, Ericsson and HP’s recently procured Aruba Networks has joined hands to develop a set of Wi-Fi and LTE solutions leveraging customers with mind-boggling mobile networking experience.
Ericsson is incorporating Aruba’s 802.11ac enterprise Wi-Fi technology into the Ericsson RBS 6402 indoor picocell. The solution will work seamlessly with the rest of the Aruba Wi-Fi portfolio and with the Ericsson radio access network to deliver users pervasive connectivity indoors.
The company says, it is the right time to draw business scopes with the growing need of licensed and unlicensed spectrum operating together in the Enterprise.
Citing on the new joint venture, Antonio Neri, Executive Vice President and General Manager for HP’s Enterprise Group said, “This expansion of our existing partnership with Ericsson will allow HP to deliver more solutions to meet our customers’ growing needs for productivity in the workplace. Ericsson’s global scale and market leadership in building mobile infrastructures with operators worldwide is an ideal complement to Aruba Networks’ enterprise-wide networking solutions.Together we expect to transform the way mobile networks are deployed in order to stay ahead of the pace of mobile requirements.”
Ericsson and HP have also signed bilateral resale agreements. Ericsson can offer Aruba’s enterprise Wi-Fi and connectivity solutions along with Ericsson’s portfolio of mobility solutions and global services to customers worldwide.
Arun Bansal, Senior Vice President and Head of Business Unit Radio, Ericsson, said, “HP and Ericsson already have a successful track record working together. With the addition of Aruba Networks, HP has leap-frogged competitors, combining end-to-end enterprise solutions and global reach with innovation and market share. It’s a powerful combination and a perfect complement to Ericsson’s leadership in mobile infrastructure as we evolve to address new operator and enterprise opportunities.”
The joint venture will further address opportunities for indoor coverage and mobility for enterprises and operators, making effective use of both licensed and unlicensed technologies and frequency bands.