Ahead of the rollout of the fifth generation (5G) technology by MTN Nigeria and Mafab Communications, Ericsson has completed its acquisition of Vonage Holdings Corp supporting its strategy to leverage technology leadership to grow its mobile network business and expand into enterprise.
Accessing network capabilities in an open, intuitive, and programmable ways via global APIs will enable developer communities to create apps for any device that benefits from connection to the 5G network. Developers can utilise network characteristics such as user authentication, bandwidth, responsiveness, energy efficiency, security, identification and reliability – or network information such as device information or predictive coverage.
These new and innovative consumer and enterprise applications will further drive the rollout of 5G and network capital expenditure (capex).
The acquisition provides Ericsson with access to building blocks to offer a full suite of communications solutions including, Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS), UCaaS and CCaaS.
By leveraging the Vonage CPaaS offering, Ericsson aims to transform the way advanced 5G network capabilities are exposed, consumed and paid for. This will provide the global developer community, including Vonage’s more than one million registered developers, with easy access to 4G and 5G network capabilities via open Application Program Interfaces (APIs).