Singapore's M1 announced that it will be launching Singapore’s first cloud-based virtual Enhanced Packet Core (vEPC) network solution with Huawei to further enhance M1’s core network robustness and resiliency.
It also enables dynamic and more efficient use of network resources to support wide-ranging Smart Nation use cases, and shortens the time to market in the deployment of new Internet-of-Things (IoT) services, said M1 in a statement.
According to M1, by harnessing the latest cloud-computing and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) technologies, its fully distributed and agile packet core network will be able to dynamically deploy core resources wherever they are needed, and provide flexibility to swiftly scale up and down resources based on customer demands. This will significantly improve network performance and enhance customer experience.
Furthermore, with software functions separated from the underlying hardware platforms, the cloud-based virtualised core network allows faster “in-service” software upgrades, as well as significantly reducing downtime for maintenance and testing of new services. Through this, M1 expects to improve its operational efficiency and strengthen network resiliency.