VMware has demonstrated its NFV solutions for telecom, cable and mobile operators for driving their digital transformation – at Mobile World Congress MWC 2017.
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VMware’s Cloud software platform assists CSPs to deliver new services faster and improve customer satisfaction, while slashing Opex (operating expenditure).
Telecom operators use VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture combined with virtual network functions (VNFs) and applications from its tech partners for delivering services such as VoLTE, IMS, enterprise SD-WAN, mobility and workspace management, as well as IoT services.
CSPs utilize VMware’s ETSI-compliant NFV platform for offering differentiated services and assist for 5G readiness in future.
VMware partners with CSPs to deliver Enterprise Mobility Management and Digital Workspace services to customers across multiple mobile and desktop platforms.
VMware helps CSPs to maximize the IoT business opportunity for deploying, managing, monitoring, and securing IoT infrastructure.
“Software-defined, virtualized architectures are the catalysts helping service providers modernize their networks, making them 5G ready, and opening their businesses to new possibilities,” said Shekar Ayyar, executive vice president and General Manager, Telco Group at VMware.
More than 45 CSPs serving more than 300 million subscribers have deployed VMware vCloud NFV to accelerate service innovation and delivery, reduce costs, and simplify network operations. vCloud NFV platform assists CSPs to provision and sell new services in days instead of months, improving customer experience, and significantly improving Opex and Capex.
“VMWare is addressing the need of CSPs to serve more use cases for more customer types, all while integrating and unifying the underlying network and datacenter infrastructure. This transformed infrastructure has to accommodate cloudification and simplified management,” Andy Hicks, research director, IDC EMEA Telecommunications Group.
Internet Initiative Japan has deployed VMware virtualized infrastructure and management in production across network services, cloud service and IT environments.
“VMware Cross-Cloud Architecture enables us to implement a unified, multi-service platform that simplifies ongoing operations management and delivers the agility to adapt quickly to new service opportunities,” Shinri Kimura, general manager, Service Infrastructure Division, Internet Initiative Japan.
Singapore-based telecom operator M1 said its platform powered by VMware NSX enables the company to create a network and security virtualization platform.
“The corporate market is a growth segment for M1, and we have continually enhanced our offerings to better serve these customers through our connectivity solutions and cloud-based data center,” said Willis Sim, chief corporate sales and solutions officer at M1 Limited.
StarHub, another telecom operator in Singapore, has virtualized its critical applications with VMware to deliver agile and flexible infrastructure.
“Hardware resources are optimized, achieving significant savings without compromising application performance. Applications can be easily moved across servers, providing higher availability and scalability resulting in a seamless and better customer experience,” said John Tan, chief information officer of StarHub.
VMware said its vCloud NFV 2.0 platform can improve business through accelerated service delivery, operational excellence and lower infrastructure costs.
Telia Company and VMware developed a virtualisation platform that initially supports live services to real customers and will be building an agile and secure infrastructure to allocate resources dynamically and introduce new services.
“Virtualization and SDN are critical enabling technologies that operators need to be successful in the future,” said Mauro Costa, director, Network Architecture & Strategy, Telia Company.