Ice Communications, Norway’s third largest mobile operator, has automated deployment of Converged Packet Core, supporting 4G, 5G Non-Standalone (NSA) and 5G Standalone (SA) network capabilities for the Ice network in Norway, over Mavenir’s Cloud Automation for Telco framework within Ice data centers.
Mavenir, the Network Software Provider, said its containerised cloud-native Converged Packet Core supports data, voice, messaging services and network slicing, enabling the network to be shared by multiple customers for a more efficient network resource utilisation and lower costs.
The deployment includes the provision of Mavenir’s Cloud Automation for Telco framework for automated deployment of Cloud Platform and Network workloads, removing the need for error-prone manual processes, and driving Opex savings.
Besides initial deployment automation, the framework orchestrates automatic configuration updates and in-service SW rolling upgrades, allowing improved service experience, as well as smooth and faster roll-out of innovative services. Ice will be able to deploy network functions in a matter of minutes instead of hours or days.
Eivind Helgaker, CEO at Ice Communications, said: “New use cases enabled by 5G SA are going to play a strategic role in how we grow our business, powering Ice to provide higher quality services to customers while tapping into new technologies and innovations.”