Connectem & Telekom Austria's Subsidiary Vipnet Exhibit Virtual EPC in Live Network in Pula, Croatia [Professional Services Close - Up]
(Professional Services Close - Up Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) A few weeks before the 15th birthday of Croatian carrier Vipnet, they have demonstrated one the world's first virtual EPC deployment in their live network.
According to a release from the Company, in Zitnjak, Zagreb, key executives from Vipnet, Telekom Austria Group and Connectem demonstrated live transmission of high resolution (HD) video directly from Medulin, Croatia using LTE technology with data transfer speed of about 100 Mb / s through the Connectem virtual Evolved Packet Core (VCM).
Startup Connectem, creator of the cloud-based Virtual Core for Mobile (VCM) solution worked with the Vipnet team over the past few months to implement, test and deploy their vEPC solution into the working LTE network. "Vipnet has been working on Project SPHERE which amongst others refers to the successful testing and introduction of NFV technology. The Connectem vEPC running in our live network is one of the first such deployments in the world. In the years to come network functions virtualization technology will greatly change the Vipnet network architecture and provide a faster and more efficient implementation of new functionality for users," said Mladen Pejkovi, Vipnet CEO.
NFV is a substantial change in the way telecommunication infrastructure is deployed and will bring significant changes to the way that applications are delivered to service providers. NFV will realize cost efficiencies and speed up time-to-market for applications. Furthermore it will enable significant benefits through deployment of virtualised network applications on shared IT infrastructure.
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