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Telefonica selects Ericsson for global UNICA program

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Telef nica has selected Ericsson as one of the main global partners in their cloud based virtualization project, known as UNICA. The program aims to provide the infrastructure and software required to implement the UNICA concept in Telef nica, and Ericsson will begin deployment in Telef nica Germany during 2016.

UNICA is one of the industry's most ambitious virtualization projects, aimed at virtualizing network functions in an automated way across all of Telefónica's operations.

As part of the agreement, Ericsson will supply the new Hyperscale Datacenter System 8000, Ericsson Cloud Manager, OpenStack based Cloud Execution Environment, Cloud SDN and automation required for the project. In addition, Ericsson will provide systems integration and support services to deploy the certified solution in Germany.

Telefónica will certify the Ericsson solution to ensure fulfillment of UNICA functionalities and roadmap during Q1 and Q2, targeting the rollout of UNICA in Germany during Q4 2016.

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