Vodafone taps Mavenir for Converged Packet Core network

Mavenir announced Vodafone Portugal will be using the MAVcore solution for its Converged Packet Core network after the selection of Mavenir as 5G Converged Core supplier.
Vodafone 5G ItalyVodafone Portugal will be deploying MAVcore solution that includes Mavenir’s Converged Packet Core and Policy Control solution for data network. Vodafone Portugal will benefit from the MAVcore solution that will allow the transformation to a containerised and automated cloud-native network.

Vodafone Portugal will use the 5G Converged Packet Core solution for a fully scalable and virtualised network architecture. The solution uses software running on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware that provides cost-effectiveness, flexibility, and agility.

Mavenir Converged Packet Core with multi-access support (2G, 3G, 4G, 5G) allows Communication Service Providers (CSPs) like Vodafone to plan for future growth and a greater focus on security and reliability. It simplifies network transformation and enables operational efficiencies with complete automation.

Paulino Correa, Network Director, Vodafone Portugal, said: “For our 5G Stand Alone Core supplier, we wanted a vendor who would have innovation at its heart and equally provide us with a technically leading converged Packet Core solution.”

Stefano Cantarelli, Chief Marketing Officer, Mavenir, said: “We are a part of their Converged Packet Core network under the Spring 3 Cosmos programme – we look forward to transforming Vodafone Portugal’s existing network into a dynamic, agile, fully automated for simplified operation and cloud-native based platform.”