Paris, France – 27 February 2015
The Partnership signed between Orange and Nokia Networks aims at leveraging the benefits of virtualization applied to IMS (IP Multimedia core network Subsystem) for the operator business model and network architecture. As part of their joint ‘Telco Cloud partnership’, Orange and Nokia Networks have achieved one of the first voice calls in a fully virtualized IMS experimental environment.
This anticipation work is a significant step forward in Orange’s strategy to leverage the power of Cloud and Network Function Virtualization (NFV), targeting a more agile service launch, self-healing and automated operations for networks.
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Noël Foret, Core Network Vice President at Orange, said: “As early leader in this field, Orange has chosen Nokia Networks as a Telco Cloud and Virtualization partner as part of an ambitious NFV transformation preparation project. The findings from this partnership are essential for building Orange’s future network and IT infrastructure, and to prepare for operational transformation across our operations as a result of NFV.”
Michael Clever, Senior Vice President of Core, Nokia Networks, said: “We are delighted to be the partner of Orange in this field. We have gained highly valuable experience from this collaboration with Orange, jointly enriching our expertise on Telco Cloud and knowledge of leading edge operator’s requirements.”
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TAGS: telco cloud, cloud, IMS, Orange
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