Telefonica and China Unicom joint approach on network virtualization
Published on: 17th Oct 2013
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Telef nica and China Unicom have announced that they plan to collaborate in fostering the development and standardization of Network Virtualization Technologies and the use cases that will impact in the Telco ecosystem such as the Virtualization of the Customer Premises Equipment (vCPE).
The two companies said that they are working together in different uses cases such as the virtualization of the IP Edge, the virtualization of the mobile network and the mobile backhaul, and the virtualization of the CPE.
All of them, with the aim to bring enormous benefits to the end customers in terms of simplicity and quick delivery of new services, while achieving efficient maintenance and reducing breakdowns.
"China Unicom considers operators are facing great challenges such as complicate, huge network, difficult to maintain and long time to provide new services, with the SDN and NFV technology, network virtualization will be a good way for us to solve these problems", Mr Zhang Zhong Ping, director of technical department of China Unicom said.