Fwd: Linux Strategy & Architect - Ericsson IP Team (Silicon Valley

Nick Kossifidis mickflemm at gmail.com
Sun Aug 12 21:45:33 EEST 2012


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From: Kevin Constantino <kevin.constantino at ericsson.com>
Date: 2012/8/11
Subject: Linux Strategy & Architect - Ericsson IP Team (Silicon Valley
To: Kevin Constantino <kevin.constantino at ericsson.com>

Hi –

My apologies for the wide cast e-mail. I wanted to get this message
out to as many people as I could in a short period of time.
Since you have a strong background in Linux I wanted to netwrok with
you. Hoping you can help.

I am looking for very senior level Linux Engineers (Principal &
Distinguished level) to drive the Linux strategy for the Smart
Services Router. 50 to 60% of the time will be spent working with the
external Linux community (i.e. interacting with the Linux Maintainers,
etc). The remainder of time will spent driving the entire Linux
strategy for the Smart Services Router. This is a highly visible role,
internally and externally to Ericsson. The company has invested
billions into this product and itĒs a game changer.

The 2 jobs I have are based in San Jose, USA (Silicon Valley). Money
and relocation is not an issue for the right candidate.

Due to an NDA I signed, I cannot go into more detail in email.

If you are interested, let me know. I can follow up for a confidential
Otherwise, IĒd appreciate if you can cascade this message out to other
Linux Experts you might know. Someone may know someone thatĒs
interested in taking advantage of this rare opportunity.

Product Info
The Smart Services Router (SSR) is EricssonĒs next generation
platform. ItĒs a high end edge router that runs many
applications/services from a single platform (edge routing, Ethernet
aggregation, subscriber management, policy control, charging,
security/DPI, etc). It handles millions of users and terminates
wireless and wireline traffic…all from a single platform. The biggest
form factor allows 20 slots with 400+ GB per slot (full duplex), 16
Tbps backplane, with a 1st gen fabric of 2Tbps.

Web Links:
The Smart Services Router


Hans Vestberg (CEO) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhCEl1wqtIU&feature=relmfu
Patrik Cerwall (Head of Marketing & Intelligence)
Cecilia Atterwall (Head of Consumer Lab):
Doug Gilstrap (SVP of Strategy):
Ulf Ewaldsson (CTO): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5w_4CthmdH4&feature=relmfu
Erik Ekudden (VP of Tech Strategy)

Kevin Constantino
Talent Acquisition Leader
Ericsson, IP Networking Team
Office    408.750.5363
Mobile   408.621.0858

More information:

Ericsson sells to service providers worldwide. We are the “800 pound
gorilla” in the Wireless Infrastructure space…with 60%+ market share
and customer is 175 countries. WeĒve been in business for >136 years
and known for innovation. As youĒve seen, more and more devices are
getting connected to the internet, and “everything” is getting pushed
to the cloud. This means the internet infrastructure needs a major
overhaul in order to service the demands that will be placed on this
It’s not just a “bandwidth” issue anymore. And, Carries will no longer
be viewed as a “fat pipe” (i.e. just a connection). Their network will
be viewed as “the brains that allow convergence to happen
seamlessly”…whereby the network itself is a key differentiator.

What does this mean? It means that carriers need a single, end-to-end,
converged infrastructure to handle everything…wireless, wireline,
IPTV, fixed mobile convergence, voice, video, data, etc…with a single
NMS/EMS and Security infrastructure. Currently, this is not how their
networks are set up. Each is a separate network…which 1) costs
carriers a lot of money to run and 2) canĒt keep up with all the
things that coming on line.

By 2020, there will be 50 billion connections to the internet, whereby
anything that can benefit from an internet connection will be
connected. We are already starting to see this today. But, itĒs just
the beginning.  Over the last 3-4 years Ericsson has invested billions
of dollars to move from a #1 position in Wireless Infrastructure to
take claim as the #1 in Converged Infrastructure…end-to-end.
Therefore, the company has made a number of significant acquisitions
and reorganized, within, to make sure we have the competence and
capabilities to deliver this need to carriers. There are not many
players that have this end-to-end capability…and, I believe, Ericsson
has the strongest. There are a whole host of challenges you face when
creating a single, fully converged, infrastructure that handles
everything. The good news is, weĒve already figured out how to do
it…and will start delivering these capabilities to carrier very soon.

In order to deliver a fully converged network, and solve the above
pain points (and many others) Ericsson took a number of solutions and
created a team called the “IP & Broadband” team. This team has roughly
6,000 employees (5,500+ in Engineering) with a current revenue stream
of $4 Billion. From a high level, it consists of: IP (i.e.
multi-service edge routing), Evolved Packet Core (i.e. SGSN/GGSN),
Opto/Metro, Access, and Backhaul (i.e. microwave). All of these allow
Ericsson to deliver an end-to-end solution. However, itĒs not only
important to build something like this, the customer places the same
importance in their vendorĒs capability to install, maintain, and/or
run the network. Aside from what I just mentioned, Ericsson has a
stand along Professional & Managed Services team of 25,000+ employees
worldwide…with expertise in all technologies…not just Ericsson
equipment. I believe this give Ericsson a major competitive advantage,
as no other vendor has depth in this area…coupled with the technical

One of the main things to deliver convergence is to “packetize”
everything…by using IP. That said, one of the major components here is
the SmartEdge and Smart Services Router.

The Smart Edge has a big install base and is selling well…and will
continue to sell well. The SSR is EricssonĒs next generation platform.
ItĒs a high end edge router that runs many applications/services from
a single platform (edge routing, Ethernet aggregation, subscriber
management, policy control, charging, security/DPI, etc). It handles
wireless and wireline traffic at the same time, from a single
platform. It has 20 slots (line cards) with 400+ GB per slot, and a
service blade that handles all the services that runs on the

In order to deliver a fully converged network, and solve the above
pain points (and many others) Ericsson took a number of solutions and
created a team called the “IP & Broadband” team.

Here are just a few challenges carriers need to face (top 10):

1) Flat ARPU - Where is the capex to support 50-percent traffic growth
year over year for quad-play services?

2) Network Congestion - How do you plan for capacity when mobility
induces temporary congestion without any warning?

3) All-You-Can-Eat Connectivity Services - Good for content providers,
but bad for service providers.

4) Peer-to-Peer Traffic - ItĒs growing fast, but there is no business
model in sight to monetize it.

5) Over-the-Top Video - Service providers feel their networks are
being robbed for this kind of VoD delivery.

6) Network Security - WeĒre seeing attacks, attacks and more attacks.
Lots of time, cost and resources exhausted fending off network

7) IPv6 - This is a massive “must do” with no incremental revenue attached.

8 ) Regulations - Net neutrality is probably hampering a packet
monetization solution that could make service provider traffic more

9) The Inability to Monetize Packet Traffic - Service providers are
living with low-margin “dumb”-pipe revenues while Google and others
are gaining high-margin traffic via over-the-top applications. This
isnĒt sustainable for service providers, especially on wireless
networks where spectrum is constrained.

10) Customer Churn - When customers arenĒt happy, they churn. When
they churn, service providers lose money.

2012 & Beyond (the Market Landscape)

The Network (i.e Internet) is going Mobile à TV, Video, Cloud, M2M
Significant increase in # of connected devices at a more affordable
price; not just computers, it will be anything that can benefits from
being connected to the internet (phones, tablets, transportation,
home, cars, etc)
Tiered pricing from Carriers for better penetration
More complex OSS/BSS (there are 5B+ radio base stations today; RAN
going through a modernization)
Focus on networks that handle wireless & wireline from the same
infrastructure (i/e/ network transformation!) – connection point
doesnĒt matter; same experience in fixed and wireless
Focus will be on high performing broadband networks
Less about “boxes” and more about total solution capabilities
Scale of traffic to increase significantly (800M BB to 4B BB & 4B
connections to 50B connections to the internet – that’s more than 7
times the number of people on earth today!!


Approximately 7B people on Earth
There are 1B landline subscriptions
There are 5.3B mobile phone subscriptions (voice only)
2B people have access to the internet (in general)
We are connecting 1M users a month in India
There are 800M with BB access
By 2015 there will be 4B BB connections (from 800M today to 4B in 4 years!)

Africa, Asia, and parts of Europe are starting to come online!
92% of the world will be connected within 5 years!

3 years ago 90% of mobile traffic was voice traffic; today itĒs 25%
voice and 75% data!
We are at an inflection point. That is building a next gen converged
network to enable communications from any device to get what you want,
how you want, from any device you want.
Next 10-20 years will be all about a “networked society” whereby
anything that can benefits from being connected will be connected.

Main competitive advantages:

Technology leadership (50%+ market share)

Extremely strong in Wireless infrastructure / Mobile Networks
Very strong customer base (morphing to converged network set up)
Business in >175 countries
25,000+ patents with strong representation in Standards bodies

Service Capabilities – Professional & Managed Services
Does business in >175 countries!
Multimedia portfolio
ST Ericsson à chip sets inside mobile devices

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