Ericsson has been favored by Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL) to deploy its Cloud Packet Core to enhance its existing core network.
As part of this agreement, VIL will benefit from Ericsson’s core network applications and Network Functions such as Ericsson virtual Evolved Packet Gateway (vEPG), Service-Aware Policy Controller (vSAPC) and Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVi) solution enabling the fast introduction of new services and providing full-service continuity.
Vodafone India notes that it endeavors to stay ahead of the curve by investing in technologies and solutions to address the evolving demands of millions of our customers in India. The telco is confident that Ericsson’s vEPC solution will enable them to meet their strategic goals.
According to Alvise Carlon, Head of Digital Services for Market Area Southeast Asia, Oceania and India, Ericsson, “This will not only provide VIL the scale and reach to address the growing data traffic levels in India, but the advanced cloud infrastructure will also enable VIL to tap new revenue streams in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Internet of Things (IoT).”
Ericsson Cloud Packet Core is built on the company’s market-leading virtual Evolved Packet Core (EPC) applications.
Ericsson’s NFVI solution enables operators to deploy virtual telecom, OSS, BSS, IT and media applications with speed while keeping total cost of ownership low. The solution optimizes the uptake of mobile broadband and also supports enterprise services. It helps form a secure platform for network slicing enabling other advanced services such as IoT and 5G.