Vodafone UK has selected Oracle Communications to spearhead network policy for its standalone 5G network. With Oracle's cloud native network policy management solution as part of its 5G core, Vodafone says it will be able to make “more intelligent policy decisions and quickly test and deploy new services.” According to the telecom, this will enable new 5G offerings, ranging from holographic calls to 5G game streaming, for its customers.
"Moving to 'cloud native' is a culture shift as much as it is a technology shift for a tech comms company like Vodafone," said Andrea Dona, chief network officer, Vodafone UK. "Our partners must demonstrate flexibility and agility, as well as aligning to our vision of how technology will augment and support tomorrow's digital society."
Oracle’s solution to optimise network policies and prioritise low-latency applications to edge data networks
Converged policy management is comprised of the 5G Core Policy Control Function (PCF) and the Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF). The solution helps to dynamically prioritise low-latency applications to edge data networks, while continuously optimising network policies based on data analytics.
"5G undoubtedly opens the door for endless new ways to engage with our world, but intelligent policy management is the entryway to capitalise on these opportunities," said Andrew Morawski, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Oracle Communications. "Our 5G and cloud capabilities are helping Vodafone to build a future-proof network that is automated, easier to scale, simpler to operate, and more cost-effective."
In line with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), Oracle's cloud native 5G core control plane features network functions, including the policy control, that help operators automate and scale to meet the expected growth in 5G subscribers and connected devices. Learn more about how Oracle is powering the future of 5G.