Digicel First to Deploy NFV-based vEPC in Latam

Digicel First to Deploy NFV-based vEPC in Latam Image Credit: Ericsson

Ericsson announced that it has helped leading Caribbean operator Digicel to deploy a complete network functions virtualization (NFV) solution in Guyana, supporting the operator's 3G mobile broadband network that has 100,000 subscribers. Based on an open architecture, the solution comprises Ericsson Virtual Evolved Packet Core for mobile broadband with Ericsson Cloud Execution Environment and Ericsson Cloud Manager. 

First in Latin America, the cloud-based solution introduces a new level of scalability and ensures possibility for cost-efficient expansion and service innovation for Digicel, said Ericsson. With the new 3G core network, Digicel will also be able to offer increased speed as well as improved network quality and customer experience, it added. 

Krishna Phillipps, CTO, Digicel Region Caribbean
We asked for a solution and within 30 days Ericsson came with a creative way for us to improve our offering to subscribers in a future-proofed way. With this cloud solution, we will keep our capital expenditures low and secure easy adoption of new innovative services for the future.

Nicolas Brancoli, Vice President Latin America & Caribbean, Ericsson
We are one of the largest software companies in the world and our communications network experience makes good sense coming into the cloud space. For Digicel, the virtual Evolved Packet Core is able to handle all types of applications and data, and improves the experience for Digicel's subscribers.

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