Ericsson and VMware provide operators with network virtualization

Ericsson and VMware provide operators with network virtualization

Ericsson and VMware have signed a five-year partnership agreement to provide operators with better network virtualization services. Operators can use this to realise the roll-out of services more quickly, that is the intention of the cooperation.

With the cooperation that has now been concluded, both parties have been working closely together for some time now, the aim is to enable operators to roll out telecom services more quickly, but also to get more out of the (multi)cloud strategies that they are currently developing at a rapid pace. According to both parties, by moving certain functionality to cloud environments, they can save more on costs and optimize certain resources.

Cloud-based services important

More specifically, the collaboration that has now been concluded will focus on simplifying the deployment of a combination of different applications from Ericsson and VMware’s vCloud NFV platform. This is to help operators to efficiently deploy virtualised networks and use them commercially. Both companies do this by focusing primarily on technology in the Cloud Core and Cloud Communication domain.

Technical cooperation and interoperability

The partnership includes technical cooperation and interoperability tests between the portfolio of solutions for virtual network functions, billing and charging, automation and orchestration solutions of the Swedish network supplier and the vCloud NFV platform of the virtualisation and cloud specialist.

In addition, both suppliers have invested in a so-called Certification Lab. Within this test environment, the interoperability between Ericsson VNF solutions and VMware vCloud NFV can be tested, certified, system verified, optimized and documented.

Ericsson and VMware will of course show these solutions at the Mobile World Congress 2019 in Barcelona. We keep an eye on this for our readers.

This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.