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Ericsson is offering its business customers an LTE-capable “office in a box” that runs on Verizon Wireless’ LTE network.

The infrastructure vendor’s Converged Workspace, referred to in shorthand as the ECW, supports multiple Internet connections, LAN, Wi-Fi, routing services, PBX functionality and voice calls over either a cellular or Internet connection.

The device targets customers that need to get voice and data services out to work locations that are temporary, hard to reach, need to have a standardized connection or need updated infrastructure.

“The Verizon device is set up with LTE on Band 13 and you have CDMA modules for voice calling,” said David Wilson, director of connected devices for Ericsson North America. Wilson said that the device has been certified for use on the Verizon LTE network. “Open the box, put SIM cards in and you have a full office in a box.”

Its LTE connectivity can serve as backup if Ethernet fails, and it can be configured to integrate traditional POTS lines and WAN access by DSL or cable.

“The Verizon device is set up with LTE on Band 13 and you have CDMA modules for voice calling,” said David Wilson, director of connected devices for Ericsson North America. Wilson said that the device has been certified for use on the Verizon LTE network. “Open the box, put SIM cards in and you have a full office in a box.”

“In the ECW you have data access, circuit switch calling cellular module and Wi-Fi. Included is a full Asterisk based open source PBX with up to 36 mailboxes and 36 extensions. We can put in four SIP trunks,” Wilson said. “We allow you to connect to existing VoIP services. We do have the ability to bring in a wired connection such as DSL, T1 or cable.”

The ECW will cost significantly less than if you had to buy the equipment individually, says Verizon, with pricing will be in the $3,500 range, depending on the configuration.

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