Vodafone Idea deploys Optiva Charging Engine

Vodafone Idea, which has a mobile subscriber base of 304 million, has gone live with a new pilot deployment of cloud-native Optiva Charging Engine on Vodafone Idea’s Universal Cloud.
Vodafone Idea 4G networkVodafone Idea is the first telecom operator to deploy a charging solution with cloud-native architecture, which transforms a traditional monolithic architecture through decomposition, containerization and function productization.

“We are shifting 100 percent of our IT application stack onto the VIL Universal Cloud, the industry’s largest private cloud deployment,” said Vishant Vora, chief technology officer at VIL India.

The pilot caters to over 4 million live subscribers and serves up more than 1,000 transaction units per second (TPS) traffic for online data charging.

Vodafone Idea will observe the BSS application on its Universal private cloud. The pilot is designed as a two-step process — first on a Kubernetes-enabled Vodafone Idea Universal private cloud that can be expanded to deploy across India and then an option for a future, second step on a public cloud platform.

“When we started this project, Vodafone Idea was the first to see the advantage of moving this enterprise workload to the cloud,” said Danielle Royston, CEO of Optiva. “Our teams have collaborated to execute and migrate to cloud-native technology while ensuring business continuity.”