Vodafone Idea to Deploy Ericsson’s vEPC, Virtual PCC and NFVi

Vodafone Idea to Deploy Ericsson’s vEPC, Virtual PCC and NFVi Image Credit: Ericsson

Ericsson announced that it has been selected by Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL) to deploy its Cloud Packet Core to enhance its existing core network. 

As part of this deal, 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 fast introduction of new services and providing full service continuity.

Ericsson said its Cloud Packet Core is built on its virtual Evolved Packet Core (EPC) applications that are dedicated to supporting customers on a smooth evolution from EPC to dual mode core operations, 5G EPC and 5GC.

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.

Vishant Vora, CTO, Vodafone Idea
Data consumption in India is growing rapidly and users are looking for new, richer experiences every day. At VIL, we endeavor to stay ahead of the curve by investing in technologies and solutions to address the evolving demands of millions of our customers in India.

Alvise Carlon, Head of Digital Services for Market Area South East 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).

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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