M1 calls in Ericsson to boost 5G push

Singapore-based telco M1 chose Ericsson as a partner for modernising its 4G/5G mobile transport network with the deployment of its high-performing Ericsson Router 6676.

A high-capacity cell site router, designed to enable high-quality network performance in advanced 4G and 5G networks, Router 6676 will prepare M1 with future 5G requirements of transport networks, including additional capacity, scalability, and responsiveness with features such as segment routing and higher density of 25G ports with 100G capability.

Router 6676, with its enhanced processing power, is able to achieve fast convergence when there are disturbances in the transport network. 

With fast route learning, together with high scaling capability, Router 6676 promises to provide resiliency for 5G networks, especially with 5G increasingly being deployed in large enterprises such as airports, seaports and factories.

“With the new Router 6676, M1 is set to deliver higher quality network performance,” said Denis Seek, CTO of M1. “This is part of M1’s effort in driving our company-wide 5G goals.”

The Router 6676 is part of the Ericsson Router 6000 Series, a radio access network (RAN) integrated and service provider SDN (Software Defined Networking) – enabled IP transport family of products.