Ericsson launches new Edge Exposure Server offering


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Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson has launched its Edge Exposure Server to enable new enterprise and consumer services for edge applications.

The Edge Exposure Server works as an addition to Ericsson’s current Cloud Core Exposure Server, bringing network exposure capabilities that support edge application ecosystems.

Ericsson is focused on working with simple and developer-friendly APIs.

“Making it easy for developers is foundational to bring new services to the market quickly and with limited system integration efforts,” it said in a statement.

The server makes data and network capabilities, such as location and quality of service, readily available for the ecosystem to improve existing services or create new ones.

Such services help to increase providers’ relevance in the 5G ecosystem, making them more attractive partners for hyperscale cloud providers, application ecosystems, and other invested players.

Ericsson’s Edge Exposure Server also enables providers to add value within the ecosystem through functions such as edge application discovery and common exposure for monetisation.

Monica Zethzon, head of solution area packet core at Ericsson, said: “​With the launch of the Edge Exposure Server, we will further support communications service providers (CSPs) to be part in delivering new enterprise and consumer services like drones, AR/VR, and gaming while maximising the quality of experience.”

Exposure capabilities enable innovation of services beyond regular mobile broadband. A typical use case involving edge exposure is connected drones that are used for mission critical tasks where both regulatory requirements and video streaming quality is important.

Caroline Chappell, research director at Analysys Mason, added: “Ericsson’s Exposure Server supports developer-friendly APIs and a path to API harmonisation across CSP 4/5G networks. This will enable CSPs to add value within the edge ecosystem to application developers, system integrators, public cloud providers, and device OEMs.”

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