23/02/2016 – Athonet, VMWare and Ooredoo demonstrate at MWC the industry’s fastest time to deploy a virtualized LTE mobile packet core & VoLTE service.
To successfully achieve increasingly aggressive business goals, Mobile Service Providers (MSPs) must rapidly deploy new services to meet market demand, strengthen their competitive position and shorten time to service revenue. Ooredoo, Athonet and VMware have teamed up to innovate around a common goal: Achieving the fastest time to complete LTE mobile packet core & VoLTE service deployment in the industry today.
During this live demonstration at MWC using a commercial LTE smallcell, the combined team have demonstrated live how fast, “fast” really is, by moving from VNF and EPC/VoLTE service modeling & deployment to first call completion in under 5 minutes, using VMware’s vCloud NFV Platform and Athonet’s high performance virtualized mobile core, including vEPC, vHSS and vIMS fully virtualized mobile service functions. Once the service was running, including live calls, “scaling up” of the mobile core was performed live by instantiating other EPC/IMS nodes in under 5 minutes.
The demonstration has proven how Athonet’s high performance virtualized mobile core solution and VMware’s vCloud NFV platform can help MSPs achieve rapid and reliable service deployment and significantly decrease deployment risk.
The mobile core network becomes an “one click deploy” virtualized app!