Vodafone Idea joins hands with Ericsson to improve its core network

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Vodafone Idea and Ericsson

Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL) is deploying the Cloud Packet Core of Ericsson to improve the network performance of its existing core network.

VIL aims to provide a rich experience to customers and build a robust network that is ready for the future. As part of this plan, the company is joining hands with the leading vendors and equipment suppliers for deploying modern technologies with built-in customizations and novel innovations.

With the Ericsson partnership, Vodafone Idea Limited will leverage the core network applications and Network Functions of Ericsson. These include Ericsson virtual Evolved Packet Gateway (vEPG), Service Aware Policy Controller (vSAPC), and Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVi) solution.

These capabilities and applications will help VIL to enable the fast introduction of new services and deliver new service continuity.

“Data consumption in India is growing rapidly and users are looking for new, richer experiences every day. At VIL, we endeavor to stay ahead of the curve by investing in technologies and solutions to address the evolving demands of millions of our customers in India. We are confident that Ericsson’s vEPC solution will be enable us to meet our strategic goals,” said Vishant Vora, Chief Technology Officer, VIL.

Built on the virtual Evolved Packet Core (EPC) applications, the Ericsson Cloud Packet Core supports the customers to evolve from EPC to dual mode core applications, 5G EPC and 5GC.

Whereas, the NFVI solution of Ericsson allows operators to deploy virtual telecom, OSS, BSS, IT and media applications with speed.

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“For several years now, Ericsson has been leading the market when it comes to virtual EPC. As users across India consume more and more data, packet core networks will need to be enhanced. It is one of the largest vEPC deployments for us anywhere in the world,” said Alvise Carlon, Head of Digital Services for Market Area South east Asia, Oceania and India, Ericsson.

“This will not only provide VIL the scale and reach to address the growing data traffic levels in India, but the advanced cloud infrastructure will also enable VIL to tap new revenue streams in Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Internet of Things (IoT).”

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