MWC 2014: NEC showcases telecom solutions

At the Mobile World Congress 2014, Japanese IT vendor NEC will demonstrate solutions for telecom operators.

These solutions are designed to assist telecom carriers to increase service agility, improve revenues and affordably meet rising mobile capacity demands, said NEC in a statement.

NEC’s portfolio of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solutions will be a key focus of the show, including demonstrations of the world’s first commercially available virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) and virtualized Customer Premises Equipment (vCPE).

EPC is likely to be one of the first network elements that operators virtualize as they roll out LTE services. NEC’s vEPC is already being implemented in Myanmar  as part of a national project to support LTE and fixed-line telephone services.

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NEC’s vCPE solution enables IP functions to be shifted from a customer’s on-premises equipment to a telecom operator’s network. This allows operators to deploy services, improve network operations and provide new services in a cost effective manner. It increases the capability to remotely fix technical problems, thereby reducing costs, while accelerating the time-to-market.

NEC will highlight its Traffic Management Systems (TMS) and NetCracker’s Telecom Operation and Management Systems (TOMS) that provide centralized control over carriers’ end-to-end networks and optimize traffic flow. This enables telecom carriers to differentiate themselves on a Quality of Service (QoS) basis, service providers to gain bandwidth assurance, and consumers to benefit from increased security and a more consistent quality.

“By using our innovative SDN, NFV and related carrier solutions, operators can gain unprecedented control over the scale, scope and speed of their networks,” said Takayuki Morita, executive vice president at NEC.

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