Today Alcatel-Lucent has revealed an important announcements before the opening of the Mobile World Congress 2014 next Monday in Barcelona.
The telecoms equipment maker said it plans to present with China Mobile at the ‘Mobile World Congress’ the voice and video delivered over a virtualized proof of concept LTE RAN Baseband Unit (BBU) and virtualized evolved packet core (vEPC) on boarded to the cloud by CloudBand 2.0 – the company’s second generation NFV platform.
“Telecom vendors are beginning to offer NFV based systems, and so new service provider deployments in APAC and EMEA are likely to become the most significant users of NFV,” said Chris DePuy, vice president at Dell’Oro Group.
NFV enables network automation and efficient use of resources for rapid scaling up and down of services. It will optimize delivery of services such as voice over LTE (VoLTE), Web real time communications (Web RTC), secure mobile communications for enterprises and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. In addition NFV will cut the time and costs of bringing these and other new services to market.
According to the group, the idea is to demonstrate how an open mobile cloud network can create a flexible, efficient network environment and of greater magnitude.
Alcatel-Lucent also plans to unveil a suite of virtualized networking capabilities, paving the way for the next phase of mobile broadband to service providers.
The service will allow operators to launch new services, achieve massive deployments and conquer new markets.
Written by Isaac Kirk. Source Cercle Finance.
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