NEC, NetCracker Release Virtualized IMS Solution

NEC, NetCracker Release Virtualized IMS Solution Image Credit: NEC

NEC and NetCracker Technology have released a virtualized IP multimedia subsystem (vIMS) solution through their joint business brand, NEC/NetCracker SDN/NFV Solutions. The vIMS solution is designed to reduce service delivery and assurance costs for  communications service providers while optimizing performance attributes such as quality of service and delay.

The NFV-based vIMS solution offers both control and data plane functionalities of IMS for 3G mobile voice services (W-CDMA) and voice over LTE (VoLTE) services. It allows both signaling (I/S-CSCF and P-CSCF) and data transferring (IMS-AGW) functions to run on a common virtualization platform built on general-purpose servers. 

According to NEC/Netcracker, the vIMS solution provides users with high-quality VoLTE and high-definition video calling, leveraging general-purpose servers that share resources with other virtual network functions and IT functions. The solution can be fully managed by the NEC/NetCracker Network and Service Orchestration platform, which provides fulfillment and assurance for virtualized services in a hybrid network environment.

Atsuo Kawamura, Senior Vice President, NEC Corporation
NEC and NetCracker have proven capabilities in delivering innovative SDN and NFV solutions worldwide as part of our vision to fundamentally transform networks into more efficient, scalable and profitable platforms.

Diane Myers, Research Director, IHS
Virtualized IMS solutions are one of the first use cases operators plan to deploy in NFV. With their vIMS solution announced today, NEC and NetCracker build on a portfolio of IMS and NFV solutions and enable operators to migrate to next-generation networks for advanced voice and video applications.

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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