Vertiv joins Ericsson Energy Alliance in push for next-gen networks

Vertiv has been selected to join the Ericsson Energy Alliance, a competitive ecosystem and management interface that aims to increase market share and top-line growth while evolving access networks towards 5G, the company said.

The long-term agreement builds on the strength of the Vertiv global reach, unique product competence and service delivery, along with the speed and flexibility provided by its first-class research, design and engineering teams.

The Alliance is part of the Ericsson Radio Site System, which comprises all of the site infrastructure components required to provide network performance and operational efficiency to the mobile operator. The partnership allows Ericsson to compete more forcefully, broadening the portfolio with increased access to new technologies, strengthening the regional sales support, and establishing a consistent ecosystem to support telecom access networks and 5G deployments.

The Alliance also allows Ericsson and Vertiv to engage closely in strategic product portfolio planning and development, with expected synergies in research and design, and time to market.

Vertiv designs, builds and services critical infrastructure that enables vital applications for data centres, communication networks and commercial and industrial facilities. Formerly Emerson Network Power, Vertiv supports today´s growing mobile and cloud computing markets with a portfolio of power, thermal and infrastructure management solutions including the Chloride®, Liebert®, NetSureâ„¢ and Trellisâ„¢ brands. Sales in fiscal 2016 were USD 4.4 billion. For more information, visit VertivCo.com.

Ericsson enables communications service providers to capture the full value of connectivity. The company´s portfolio spans Networks, Digital Services, Managed Services, and Emerging Business and is designed to help our customers go digital, increase efficiency and find new revenue streams. Ericsson´s investments in innovation have delivered the benefits of telephony and mobile broadband to billions of people around the world. The Ericsson stock is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and on Nasdaq New York. www.ericsson.com