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Tele2 Shifting Network Functions to the Cloud

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Tele2 has announced a shift in technology whereby Tele2's Network & IT functions are moved to the cloud.

Tele2 has decided to move its Network & IT functions into the cloud, using Network Function Virtualization (NFV) in order to enable a smarter, user-friendly, future-proof and even more cost efficient internal management.

Niklas Sonkin, EVP and COO, Tele2 AB, comments: "This is an important step for Tele2 in further strengthening our position as a technology frontrunner. We are strong believers in 5G and are actively contributing to the evolution of 5G as a member of NGMN. The 5G standard will be ready by 2020 and in the field one or two years later. Cloud and virtualization are important building blocks in the foundation of 5G technology."

Tele2 has chosen OpenStack as the foundation for its private cloud. Canonical will provide and manage OpenStack for Tele2 and Canonical's generic VNF manager, Juju, will be used for the onboarding of new services.

Huawei will be providing the rack mount servers. Cisco is the chosen Network Vendor and will provide their ACI solution. The entire data center network will be built on a spine/leaf network with 25Gb/100Gb connectivity.

Tele2 expects to have the first live application in the form of a virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) in the cloud by Q3 this year.

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