Vodacom Taps Cisco's Newly Introduced NFV Infrastructure Solution (NFVI) for Virtual Packet Core

Vodacom Taps Cisco's Newly Introduced NFV Infrastructure Solution (NFVI) for Virtual Packet Core Image Credit: Vodacom

Cisco has unveiled its new NFV Infrastructure Solution (NFVI), combining virtual and physical environments, and providing all the necessary compute, storage, and networking infrastructure to run NFV network services. The new NFV Infrastructure complements existing virtualization solutions like the Cisco Virtualized Packet Core (VPC), which provides network functions as virtualized services. It combines all mobile packet core services for 4G, 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, and small cell networks into a single solution.

The solution is designed to help to further simplify and automate service providers' NFV operations to deliver applications and services faster. 

According to Cisco, customers including South Africa's Vodacom are in the integration phase to use the Cisco VPC, with NFV Infrastructure and Cisco Advanced Services delivery to scale their network capacity and introduce new services quickly and more cost-effectively. 

Kelly Ahuja, senior vice president, Cisco Service Provider business, products and solutions
This solution is another step in delivering on our strategy for an open, modular and expandable network architecture. We are committed to helping our service provider customers embrace the network transformation toward virtualization with the right foundation to successfully deploy virtualized network functions.

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