Vodafone VMware 5G Network
Vodafone announces plans to expand the use of VMware’s cloud infrastructure to power its 5G network.
19:20 18 March 2019
improve cost efficiency and operational agility of its 5G network. The move is expected to help the firm realise its goal of deploying and adapting 5G services faster and at lower cost. It should also accelerate the deployment of any further 4G infrastructure and services.
The use of cloud infrastructure should also enable the company to bring more uniformity to its operations as well as allow for more flexibility.
As Johan Wibergh, Chief Technology Officer at Vodafone Group explains: "The ability to be flexible and agile as we continue to automate our network operations and management could only be achieved through a software-defined infrastructure.
"We have been pleased with the accelerated time-to-market and associated economic benefits of our transition to NFV (network functions virtualisation) and, increasingly, a telco cloud infrastructure. We've teamed up with VMware based not only on its technology leadership and innovation, but the ability to get operational deployments up and running within our requirements.
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