Telefónica and Alcatel-Lucent will be showcasing LTE video streaming and video call services over an end-to-end virtualized network including virtual radio access network (vRAN), its Velocix virtual content delivery network (vCDN), virtual evolved packet core (vEPC) and virtual IP Multimedia Subsystem (vIMS) at the MWC 2015.
Telefonica and Alcatel-Lucent are showing a carrier-grade virtualized mobile portfolio that is hardware independent – by the separation of functional software from the underlying hardware. This will allow it to leverage industry initiatives such as OpenStack, to operate with NFV platforms including management, orchestration, infrastructure and networking elements, many of which are provided by HP.
This demonstration leverages Telefonica’s UNICA architecture, key element of Telefónica’s virtualization path. UNICA, whose strenghts include its multitenant and multivendor compliance will be key to Telefonica's network and business transformation initiatives which are aimed at achieving agility, innovation and efficiency, said both companies.