O2 deploys Mavenir’s virtualised IMS solution

O2 UK is deploying Mavenir’s virtualised IMS solution for VoLTE and VoWiFi in their nationwide data centre infrastructure. The solution will support mobile services for more than 8 million customers. The NFV environment will include automation, lifecycle management and orchestration capabilities from the Telefónica UNICA platform.

The Mavenir vIMS solution will enable automation from day one and will support existing voice services as well as the launch of new services – allowing O2 to enter into the era of IP convergence and virtualisation.

“Telefónica’s UNICA NFV initiative will leverage the benefits of cloud-native software applications and enhanced automation, paving the way to our future Next Generation architecture,” said Jorge Ribeiro, Head of Core and IT Infrastructure at Telefónica UK. “It’s an important step for our Core transformation, and we are looking forward to going through this journey with Mavenir, a partner chosen for their advanced technology and innovation in NFV.”

Mavenir is an end-to-end, cloud-native network software provider that offers a comprehensive end-to-end product portfolio across every layer of the network infrastructure stack. It has more than 250 customers in over 140 countries, which collectively serve over 50% of the world’s subscribers.