Vodafone Portugal awards Cloud-Native Package to Mavenir

Vodafone Portugal’s Cloud Native core package award comes after the telecom announced Mavenir as its 5G Core supplier

Vodafone Portugal and Mavenir, a cloud-native software provider have today announced that Vodafone Portugal will be using the MAVcore solution for its fully containerised Converged Packet Core network. The news comes after the Portuguese telecom selected Mavenir as its strategic 5G Converged Core supplier.  

Paulino Correa, Network Director at Vodafone Portugal, said; “The industry defines several steps for 5G – the first one was launched back in November – but it is the second step, the 5G Stand Alone Core, that brings the more powerful technology revolution in terms of use cases. For our strategic 5G Stand Alone Core supplier, we wanted a vendor who would have innovation at its heart and equally provide us with a technically leading converged Packet Core solution. 

“We have been working on 5G SA with Mavenir in our lab for over one year and are now ready to deliver a cloud-native Packet Core platform that will transform our network and prepare it for powerful applications and differentiating use cases, as the 5G solution evolves.”

The MAVcore family includes Mavenir’s leading-edge Converged Packet Core and Policy Control solution delivering a next-generation modernised data network. The MAVcore solution will allow the transformation to a containerised and automated cloud-native network – providing the flexibility for future mobile network evolution, including the launch of disruptive and innovative 5G Stand Alone applications for Vodafone customers in Portugal.

What is Vodafone Portugal’s 5G Converged Packet Solution?

The 5G Converged Packet Core solution is designed with cloud-native containerised techniques providing a fully scalable and virtualised network architecture. The solution uses software running on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware that provides cost-effectiveness, flexibility, and agility

Vodafone says that Mavenir’s Converged Packet Core with multi-access support (2G, 3G, 4G, 5G) allows Communication Service Providers (CSPs) like Vodafone to plan for future growth and a greater focus on security and reliability. It simplifies network transformation and enables operational efficiencies with complete automation.

Stefano Cantarelli, Chief Marketing Officer, Mavenir, said; “Mavenir has been working with Vodafone Group across various projects and we are delighted to now be part of their next-generation Converged Packet Core network under the Spring 3 Cosmos programme – we look forward to transforming Vodafone Portugal’s existing network into a dynamic, agile, fully automated for simplified operation and cloud-native based platform.”

 

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