Docomo picks Ericsson to automate CEE

Japan's NTT Docomo has contracted Ericsson to automate the deployment of the vendor's virtual infrastructure manager solution, the Ericsson Cloud Execution Environment (CEE), at commercial sites in Japan.

The OpenStack based CEE is designed to provide deterministic performance while securing an always available cloud and NFV infrastructure (NFVi) environment. It allows for continuous end-user access to services through redundancy and high availability capabilities.

Ericsson will provide a Fulfillment-OSS NFVi Provisioning solution aimed at significantly reducing manual CEE deployment time and enabling end-to-end and efficient project implementation across NTT Docomo’s network function virtualization platform system.

Ericsson head of market area Northeast Asia said automation will facilitate shorter time to market, quicker responses to customer needs and reduce costs.

“Cloud automation is rapidly gaining attention among service providers as they address their digital transformation needs,” he said.

“We have worked very closely with NTT Docomo in their NFV engagements to date, so we have a great deal of insight and understanding, as well as the technical and innovative leadership to drive their cloud automation provisioning.”

Fulfillment OSS NFVI Provisioning to be launched in the third quarter, Ericsson said.

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