Ericsson inks cloud/NFV deals with XL Axiata and LG Uplus

Staff writer
Telco SDN/NFV Asia

Indonesian telecoms operator XL Axiata has picked Ericsson to transform its network through the deployment of disaggregated architecture.

Ericsson will deploy its full stack cloud solution, including the Ericsson Hyperscale Datacenter System 8000 based on Intel Rack Scale Architecture, and virtual network functions (VNFs) as part of XL Axiata's cloud evolution and realization of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).

As part of the first phase of the transformation, Ericsson Service Aware Policy Controller (SAPC) and Traffic Monitoring and Analysis (TMA) VNFs will also be deployed.

The solution offers open NFV architecture and fulfils XL Axiata's needs for a standardized multivendor virtualization environment that will enable the operator to bring new services to market faster.

Dian Siswarini, president director at XL Axiata, said, “Through this hyperscale cloud initiative with Ericsson, we look forward to putting NFV and cloud to practical use.”

“We will accelerate the delivery of innovative services by exposing network assets, while improving efficiency and reducing risk in how networks are built and operated to meet the needs of the future,” the executive said.

Ericsson also reported the integration of Ericsson Cloud Manager with Ericsson SDN Controller to orchestrate service and cloud infrastructure management, and to provide NFV management and SDN control in a single solution.

The solution is in trials with South Korean wireless operator LG Uplus as part of its 5G and Internet of Things network evolution strategy.

The integration provides operators a cost-effective transition to virtualization by enabling management of hybrid environments from a single control point. End-to-end virtual and physical resources are automatically orchestrated across business, service and network layers, whether owned or accessed by third parties.

Operators can access network services and virtual network functions in distributed clouds connected over SDN-enabled and other traditional networks, and orchestrate the provisioning, activation, optimization and decommissioning of cloud infrastructure resources and network connectivity from one system. 

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