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BelAir Networks is now part of Ericsson
作者:管理员    发布于:2013-05-05 15:36:44    文字:【】【】【

As of April 2, 2012. Ericsson has completed the acquisition of BelAir Networks. BelAir Networks is the recognized market leader in service provider class wireless broadband with large-scale deployments for cellular operators as well as cable operators . BelAir proven carrier grade equipment include indoor and outdoor access points, Wi-Fi controllers and Wi-Fi Network Management System. This acquisition gives Ericsson a strong carrier-grade Wi-Fi portfolio as well as technological expertise in the area.

By integrating BelAir Networks into Ericsson's mobile infrastructure leadership, we will accelerate the integration of Wi-Fi and cellular technologies and strengthen our heterogeneous network (hetnet) offering, The Ericsson carrier-grade Wi-Fi solution completes the hetnet strategy and enable operators to improve the Mobile Broadband end-user experience by adding the possibility to support carrier grade Wi-Fi as a complement to their current WCDMA or LTE services.

Frequently asked questions


Most asked

Why is Ericsson acquiring BelAir Networks?

Ericsson acquires BelAir Networks to expand our offering in radio and to strengthen our mobile broadband portfolio.

The acquisition enables Ericsson to take a clear leadership in the emerging converged Wi-Fi/cellular market, and to get immediate access to deep Wi-Fi competence, experience and established ways of working.

Along with best-in-class products, the company also brings important customer relationships and existing contracts.

Will you keep all product portfolios BelAir Networks offered?

Since the main focus is to leverage on the ongoing BelAir business and then use the Ericsson Global sales channel to grow the business we will not stop products at this stage.

Will you keep all BelAir’s Networks offices and facilities?

The BelAir Networks headquarter in Kanata, Ottawa, will be co located with the new Ericsson Ottawa office in the same area.

How will BelAir employee integrated to Ericsson organization?

The company will stepwise be integrated with our existing business operations – mainly in Business Unit Networks and the Regions. As far as possible, we intend to nurture and maintain the current ways of working within BelAir Networks development.

Will you stop using BelAir brand name?

All documentation and collateral will be re-branded Ericsson from day 1. The products will be re-branded over time and all products are targeted to be re-branded during 2012.

Initially they will be sold and delivered with the BelAir brand.

When will you start ship Ericsson branded products?

Current target is that first Ericsson branded units starts shipping in Q3-12.

What are the business benefits from this agreement for Ericsson?

We want to create added value to operators and end-users by enabling optimized cellular/Wi-Fi radio co-existence. We want to increase our competitiveness in radio and to strengthen our mobile broadband offering.

  • Best positioned to manage co-existence and interworking of carrier grade Wi-Fi and cellular.
  • Superior capabilities to deliver end-to-end solutions.
  • Global scale and presence.

Customers

Current customers

BelAir Networks is well-established in North America, with a strong market traction.

What is the added value to customers?

With the acquisition of BelAir Networks, Ericsson will be able to support its customers with a complete end-to-end solution covering both cellular and Wi-Fi.

Ericsson will offer products giving the best network performance, ensure a good interworking between cellular and Wi-Fi, and also leverage it’s large service capabilities on the Wi-Fi solution.

How can BelAir Networks customer relationships be maintained?

As a highest priority we will secure customer satisfaction of the BelAir Networks existing customers.

How will customers be affected by this change?

All relevant customers will be informed of this activity and we will work with them to ensure customer commitments are met, We will continue to deliver or the commitment we have with our customers and leverage on our global Ericsson’s service capabilities.

Offering

The acquisition enables Ericsson to take a clear leadership in the emerging converged Wi-Fi/cellular market, and to get immediate access to deep Wi-Fi competence, experience and established ways of working.

Along with best-in-class products, the company also brings important customer relationships and existing contracts.

We thereby complement our current Network Integrated Wi-Fi solution with access points and Wi-Fi gateways. Through integration of the products from BelAir, we will be able to offer an industry-leading converged portfolio.

Will Ericsson continue to support all of BelAir Networks’ existing products?

Ericsson has a long-standing reputation of commitment to our customers. Acquired products and solutions will continue to be supported and developed.

Will technology roadmaps remain unchanged?

The roadmap for the Ericsson and BelAir Networks portfolio will change as a result of the acquisition. We will continuously update the roadmaps as the integration project progresses. Our promise and obligations to our customers remain; the roadmap for the new, combined, offerings will be published as apart of the release of the respective offerings, starting from Q3 2012.

Partners and suppliers

What is Ericsson’s intentions with BelAir Networks’ existing partners and channel strategy?

Ericsson will continue with the channel strategy that BelAir Networks is using.