Telekom Srbija and Ericsson Go Live with Core Network Virtualized Functions

Telekom Srbija and Ericsson Go Live with Core Network Virtualized Functions

Ericsson and Telekom Srbija mark an important milestone in the path towards 5G, virtualizing some of the Core Network functions. Under the terms of the Network Functions Virtualization contract, Ericsson’s full portfolio of network function solutions and related services have been harnessed to deploy Cloud Core solutions.

This includes the Serbia’s first live Ericsson virtual Home Location Register (vHLR) based on virtual User Data Consolidation (vUDC). Added to the existing virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) and virtual Home Subscriber Server (vHSS), this means Telekom Srbija are able to optimize their network depending on present and future needs, making it a very cost-effective solution.

In a Customer-Centric Network, the virtual UDC solution eliminates the complexity of managing subscription by consolidating subscriber information from the different network silos into one common repository, creating a Unified Profile. This allows for a simpler and more scalable network topology, more efficiency on managing the network database resources and it also gives more flexibility to introduce new services.

“Ericsson’s portfolio of VNF enables us to become more agile where efficiency, reliability and scalability are of top priority. This project is an important step in our transformation journey towards 5G, future-proofing our core network. It provides us with state-of-the-art virtual core applications that serve mobile and fixed access and extend the lifecycle of our legacy network,” said Filip Banković, CTO, Telekom Srbija.

“Ericsson is a long-term partner to Telekom Srbija and this achievement strengthens that partnership by evolving their existing network to the cloud, ensuring continued exceptional services to their customers. Telekom Srbija subscribers will benefit from best-in-class applications with full-service continuity of current high-quality communication services,” said Antonio Passarella, Head of Ericsson Serbia.

The transformation enables Telekom Srbija to work in a more agile way when providing services to customers. Telekom Srbija customers will benefit from Ericsson’s market leading core network applications and Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI) solution enabling fast introduction of new services and providing full service continuity.

More from category

Romania Readies $474 Million 5G Auction, With No Huawei Ban

Romania Readies $474 Million 5G Auction, With No Huawei Ban

24 Jun 2019 comment

Romania plans to start selling the frequency spectrum needed for 5G in the fourth quarter of this year, , according to Bloomberg.

Ericsson and Intellectual Ventures Sign License Agreement

Ericsson and Intellectual Ventures Sign License Agreement

23 Jun 2019 comment

Ericsson and Intellectual Ventures have signed a license agreement ending all patent infringement lawsuits between the companies.

Ericsson Launches Enhanced 5G Deployment Options

Ericsson Launches Enhanced 5G Deployment Options

18 Jun 2019 comment

Ericsson continues to develop its service-provider-focused 5G platform through the launch of new software and hardware solutions to expand 5G deployment options.