VodafoneZiggo to Enable Network Slicing with Ericsson's vEPC

8 February 2018
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VodafoneZiggo to Enable Network Slicing with Ericsson's vEPC Image Credit: Ericsson

The Dutch mobile operator VodafoneZiggo will deploy Ericsson virtual Evolved Packet Core solution on the Operator's common cloud infrastructure during second half of 2018.

The Ericsson virtual Evolved Packet Core enables implementation of network slicing, which makes sure that applications used in industrial communications obtain a guaranteed amount of network resources. One business customer may require ultra-reliable services, whereas other business customers may need ultra-high bandwidth or extremely low latency, said Ericsson.

In addition to the Ericsson core network infrastructure, Ericsson is also the sole supplier for the macro radio network including 5G, and delivers Managed Services covering network rollout and deployment as well as network design and optimization. Both these agreements are valid until the end of 2020.

VodafoneZiggo is a joint venture between Vodafone Netherlands and Ziggo. The two parent companies Vodafone Global and Liberty Global are two of the largest mobile and cable operators respectively. Through the joint venture they combine their offerings and provide converged fixed and mobile services to consumers and enterprises in the Netherlands.

Eben Albertyn, Executive Director of Technology, VodafoneZiggo
The core network products, solutions and services that Ericsson provides to us facilitates the introduction of Internet of Things applications and will pave the way towards 5G.

Arun Bansal, Head of Regions Europe and Latin America, Ericsson 
Last year VodafoneZiggo selected us as the supplier of Mobile Core and IMS Core. With the addition of the Ericsson virtual Evolved Packet Core solution, we are now delivering a suite of scalable, tightly integrated and future-proof core network solutions for the benefit of VodafoneZiggo’s customers.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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