Italtel, a leading telecommunications company in next generation networks and services and all-IP communication, announced that it is fully supporting the Telco over Cloud, an NFV and SDN strategy spearheaded by Vodafone. Italtel's support for the initiative also covers the implementation of the Telco over Cloud at Vodafone Germany via a partnership with the networking solutions provider giant, Cisco.
According to Italtel, the project will see the migration of Vodafone Germany's fixed legacy networks onto a common virtualized infrastructure powered by VCE's (a joint venture between VMware, Cisco and EMC) technology and the deployment of innovative services leveraging the new platform.
Italtel said that its support for the Telco over Cloud has continued over the years since its inception in 2012, all the way to when the initiative materialized last year with the delivery of the vNGN (virtual-NGN) project, which is developed based on iMCS (Multimedia Communication Suite), the Italtel modular IMS framework, and on iNEM (Neutral Element Manager), which is Italtel's comprehensive management suite.
Roberto Vercelli, Head of All IP One Core - NFV at Vodafone Core & Transport Center of Excellence - TSO
Vodafone is a firm believer and supporter of Telco over Cloud and SDN as two key technology transformational thrusts that will deeply affect the way the telecom industry will consume technology. Italtel's rapid adoption of this strategy has enabled us to move from theory into real implementation to serve real customers.
Stefano Pileri, CEO, Italtel
We are proud to be part of a project which is on the leading edge of innovation. SDN and NFV are the technological elements of our R&D activities and all our products are virtualized. We strongly believe simplification, virtualization and automation will be the guidelines driving the evolution of service providers' networks.
Rui Frazao, Director Network Engineering, Vodafone Germany
We were impressed by how quickly Italtel adapted to our Telco over Cloud strategy to offer the right technology services, which we need to transform our network. We are now in the final phase of migration of our customers to the new platform and Italtel has proven to be a reliable partner, ensuring a smooth migration with a clear focus on quality and customer satisfaction. We are very satisfied with the long-time partnership with Italtel and the flexibility to support us towards the future Cloud strategy.