Cellwize, the innovative Self-Organizing Network (SON) solutions provider, today announced that it has joined Alcatel-Lucent’s CloudBand™ Ecosystem community to help champion Network Function Virtualization (NFV). The CloudBand Ecosystem Program was established in 2013 to aid NFV innovation, share knowledge and help service providers get it to NFV faster.
Cellwize said that it has been testing and developing its own NFV enabled SON solution on Alcatel-Lucent’s CloudBand distributed cloud environment at the CloudBand Innovation Center. The CloudBand NFV Platform is also used to demonstrate its elastic-SON™ and Value-Driven SON™ solutions.
Cellwize added that NFV combined with elastic-SON™ or Value-Driven SON™ will provide considerable cost savings in terms of OPEX for network operators and further simplify network management.