Ericsson signs 5G NFV deal with Telenor Group

EricssonEricsson announced it has been selected by Telenor Group, the Norwegian multinational telecommunications company, to transform its core network in Sweden, Denmark and Norway.

The company has signed a Network Function Virtualization (NFV) contract under which Telenor will deploy Ericsson Cloud Core solutions for 5G across its multiple data centers. The contract includes Policy Control, virtual IMS (vIMS) and virtual User Data Consolidation (vUDC) as well as lead system integration and support services.

Morten Karlsen Sørby, Telenor’s executive vice president and acting cluster head Scandinavia said the deal is an important step towards future-proofing Telenor’s core network as it prepares for 5G. “It provides us with state-of-the-art virtual core applications that serve mobile and fixed access and extend the lifecycle of our legacy network.”

Arun Bansal, Ericsson’s Head of Europe & Latin America, said, “Ericsson is a long-term partner to Telenor in Scandinavia, supporting the company across multiple engagements in fixed and mobile networks in the region.”

“This deal strengthens that partnership by evolving Telenor’s existing network to the cloud, ensuring continued exceptional services to their customers. As we move together towards 5G it also opens up new opportunities in the IoT space,” Bansal said.

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