Telefonica Colombia Deploys Virtualized IMS Core to Support Commercial VoLTE Service

Telefonica Colombia Deploys Virtualized IMS Core to Support Commercial VoLTE Service

Telefónica Colombia, in partnership with Ericsson is deploying the country’s first commercial virtual network for voice over LTE(VoLTE) services. Ericsson will be providing its Cloud Manager, Ericsson Cloud Execution Environment and virtual network function IMS core to enable the commercial VoLTE service. 

Telefónica has been present in Colombia since 2004, starting with activities in the mobile market and now providing voice, broadband, and pay television services to its 15.7 million Colombian subscribers.

According to Ericsson, the flexibility of a virtualized network will allow Telefónica to more rapidly introduce new services to its subscribers. The vendor have been providing 3G RAN, LTE, Core, OSS and BSS, transmission and other services to Telefónica.

Hernan Felipe Cucalon, CTO, Telefónica Colombia
Telefónica is aiming for a robust, carrier-grade, fast time-to-market launch and thus speeding new services to our customers. Ericsson took on the challenge by providing us with a complete solution, and is now deploying VoLTE over a virtualized network environment.

Enrique Blanco, Global CTO of Telefónica Group
Network virtualization brings huge opportunities for efficiency and agility; we aim to have a common and complete solution for Telco, IT and Enterprise Services.

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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