Italtel, Cisco assist Vodafone Germany to migrate to virtual-NGN

Vodafone Germany has selected Italtel to migrate its legacy network from NGN to virtual-NGN.

Italian Group is managing vNGN deployment over virtualized environment and users’ migration from old to new platform.

The migration follows Vodafone creating the telecom over Cloud strategy, which combines telecom strengths and Cloud benefits, in 2012 as an early adopter of NFV and SDN technologies.

Italtel is in the final process of delivering the virtual-NGN project which is based on iMCS (Multimedia Communication Suite), the Italtel modular IMS framework, and on iNEM (Neutral Element Manager), the Italtel management suite.

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The role of Italtel is to manage the deployment of the solution in Germany, while Cisco is the prime contractor for the users’ migration.

“Italtel’s  adoption of this strategy has enabled us to move from theory into real implementation to serve real customers,” said Roberto Vercelli, head of All IP One Core – NFV at Vodafone.

The project consists of the migration of six classless soft-switches serving more than two million SIP subscribers onto three Vodafone Data Centers spread in the country.

The solution offers NGN parity features in term of user, network and regulatory services, as well as invariance of OSS/BSS processes.

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