Telefónica Hispam picks Mavenir’s IMS Core


Mavenir’s voice, textual content and multimedia companies ‘purpose-built for absolutely automated cloud environments’

Mavenir introduced Thursday that Telefónica Hispam (Hispanoamérica) has chosen the corporate to provide IP Multimedia System (IMS) Core companies for mounted and cell networks in Mexico, Colombia, and Chile. The IMS Core resolution shall be deployed on TCloud, the businesses mentioned. TCloud is Telefónica’s personal non-public telco cloud infrastructure, offering cloud-native core voice, messaging and multimedia capabilities in Telefónica’s Latin America deployments.

Mavenir says its cloud-native IMS is “purpose-built for absolutely automated cloud environments.” The cloud-native suite supplies zero-touch community automation (ZTNA) and a completely containerized app surroundings for more practical scaling and agility as Communication Service Suppliers (CSPs) transfer to 5G companies, in response to the corporate.

Javier Gavilan, Mavenir’s CTO CALA area, mentioned that Mavenir’s IMS Core resolution is already in use by O2 Telefónica in Germany and Virgin Cell O2 within the UK.

“Mavenir’s cloud-native IMS Core may be deployed on any cloud eliminating legacy {hardware} platforms,” he defined.

For Telefónica, the transfer to IMS Core will assist speed up its community modernization efforts. Alejandro Ghianni, Planification and Engineering Director at Telefónica Hispam, defined that virtualized software program architectures want core companies scalable to each each Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Voice over 5G (Vo5G) — one thing Mavenir’s IMS Core supplies.

Telefónica’s Latin America infrastructure buildout took an attention-grabbing flip in June with information that subsidiary Movistar Mexico was contemplating a launch of 5G within the nation by a community sharing settlement with AT&T. 

The information emerged inside days of AT&T’s launch of 5G in Mexico Metropolis, Guadalajara and Monterrey. AT&T Mexico customers will have the ability to entry 5G by AT&T Ármalo, a customized expertise which is able to enable customers to construct their very own 5G plan. Moreover, companies will have the ability to make the most of 5G by AT&T Enterprise, the corporate mentioned. The provider had initially launched 5G companies in Mexico in December final 12 months utilizing spectrum within the 2.5 GHz band. AT&T’s 5G community was restricted to the Cuauhtémoc and the Napoles districts in Mexico Metropolis. AT&T mentioned it expects 5G infrastructure to achieve 25 new cities by the top of 2022.

Mavenir’s current core networking wins embrace Vodafone Portugal, which in April chosen Mavenir’s 5G Transformed Packet Core for its forthcoming 5G Standalone (SA) community. 5G SA brings new know-how to bear for CSPs, mentioned Paulino Correa, Community Director of Vodafone Portugal. He mentioned that Vodafone Portugal and Mavenir have been engaged on 5G SA for over a 12 months within the lab and at the moment are “able to ship a cloud-native Packet Core platform that may remodel our community and put together it for highly effective purposes and differentiating use circumstances, because the 5G resolution evolves,” he mentioned.

Mavenir was amongst half a dozen Open RAN distributors not too long ago chosen to take part in a federal 5G problem that focuses on supporting growth and interoperability of 5G Open RAN programs. The problem is being hosted by the Nationwide Telecommunications and Data Administration’s Institute for Telecommunications Sciences (NTIA’s ITS), in coordination with the Division of Protection. CableLabs serves because the host lab for members. Contestants had been chosen primarily based on white paper submissions and now should undergo two levels of emulated integration and community integration testing.


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