Alcatel-Lucent has collaborated with Korea-based telecommunication service provider KT, to drive innovation and the adoption of a comprehensive Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV)-based infrastructure.
The collaboration with Alcatel-Lucent forms part of KT's efforts to evolve its Giga Network, in which NFV will underpin the development of a new architecture to increase efficiency, lower costs and increase cloud products.
The use of NFV is seen as key to increasing efficiency and to accelerate product deployment and service creation flexibility.
Under this partnership, both companies will create an NFV proof-of-concept that includes Alcatel-Lucent's Virtualised Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) systems to provide advanced service delivery capabilities, CloudBand NFV platform for the management of the NFV environment, and Nuage Networks Virtualised Services Platform (VSP) for software defined networking (SDN) to consolidate and automate the network.
"Alcatel-Lucent and KT share a vision of the strategic importance of virtualisation and cloud infrastructure and service formation. We look forward to helping KT transition its EPC network functions to operate in an NFV and SDN environment," said Chi Il Yoo, Head of Alcatel-Lucent Korea.
"Combining vEPC, CloudBand and Nuage Networks VSP for SDN provides an innovative architectural model to answer the demand for next generation application workloads and to optimise CAPEX and OPEX for delivering KT's mobile broadband services," he added.
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