Orange Showcases SDN/NFV PoC for vCPE & vEPC on Multi-vendor Network

28 February 2016
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Orange Showcases SDN/NFV PoC for vCPE & vEPC on Multi-vendor Network Image Credit: Orange

At the recent MWC, Orange unveiled a new proof of concept(PoC) of an advanced mobile network that shows how on-demand network functions can be designed and deployed in a virtualized enviroment. The PoC which was conducted in collaboration with Cisco and Nokia, demonstrated how it can deliver advanced Network Function Virtualization(NFV) and Software Defined Networking(SDN) capabilities for enterprise customers in areas such as managing secure internet access for mobile workers and on the network side, for dynamically deploying a dedicated virtual evolved packet core(EPC) with high availability and on-demand scalability.

The PoC combined Cisco’s new Ultra Service Platform (providing a virtual EPC, its VNF manager and Cisco NSO service provisioning functions), and Nokia CloudBand NFV-Infrastructure with Nuage Networks Virtualized Service Platform and Nokia CloudBand Network Director embedded. 

Alain Maloberti, Senior Vice President, Orange Labs Networks
In order to accelerate our roadmap towards a cloud-based, all IP network, we need more multi-vendor solutions that are interoperable. 

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