Vodafone India Deploys Nokia Cloud Packet Core in Bengaluru - Supported by Cloudband NFV MANO

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Vodafone India has deployed Nokia's cloud packet core, supported by Nokia CloudBand NFV Management and Orchestration (MANO) software, to meet the mobile data demands of 7.8 million subscribers in Bengaluru, the third most-populous city in India.

A cloud packet core is essential for service providers like Vodafone India to connect to a higher number and variety of devices and to deliver a wider range of services across different access technologies, said Ericsson.

Deployment of the Cloud Packet Core's Cloud Mobile Gateway (CMG) will allow Vodafone to launch a range of digital services for consumers and enterprise customers. The distributed architecture of the Cloud Packet Core supports Vodafone India's strategy to be a digital telecoms operator, enabling it to provide its customers with new and reliable services, while increasing accessibility, performance and security.

For example, by deploying the CMG closer to the edge, customer content can be downloaded locally, with reduced network latency enabling Vodafone India to deliver a better experience to its customers in Bengaluru, said Ericsson.

It is also Vodafone's endeavor to contribute positively to the environment. With introduction of this new cloud architecture, Vodafone India is also able to lower the power consumed to serve per customer significantly, thus reducing its carbon footprint.

Vishant Vora, Director Technology, Vodafone India
Collaborating with Nokia will also support us in providing a more reliable and superior network experience to our customers. The introduction of a new architecture also enables us to reduce power consumption per customer, in our goal to contribute positively to society.

Samar Mittal, Account Director, Nokia India
Our technology also enables Vodafone to deliver the best-in-class mobile broadband experience to the customer and lives up to our joint social responsibility to reduce carbon emissions.

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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