Nokia secures Vodafone SDN deal

Staff writer
Telco SDN/NFV Asia

Vodafone has selected Nuage Networks’ Virtualized Service Platform (VSP) for a new enterprise-targeted SDN/NFV SD-WAN portfolio to be part of Vodafone Ocean.

In a release, Nokia said it has been selected by Vodafone to be a global supplier of software-defined networking (SDN). Nuage Networks, the SDN venture of Nokia, will be the supplier of SDN for the data center. 

As part of the selection, a VPN+ live pilot project with Vodafone is also underway, which will demonstrate the benefits of SD-WAN in providing leading-edge NFV and IoT applications.

Nokia said the Nuage Networks VSP, which Vodafone will use, is the only network virtualization, SDN and automation solution which offers a single framework to provide policy-based automation across both the data center and the wide area network (WAN). It allows customers to build truly automated application delivery and cloud networks.

The policy-based automation provided by VSP, across data center, WAN sites and public cloud providers, delivers synergy across network offerings, such as MPLS VPN and hybrid WAN services as well as hosted cloud services, by leading service providers such as Vodafone and other large cloud providers.

David Amzallag, head of network virtualization, Vodafone Group, said: "We look forward to working closely with Nokia on the successful roll-out of our Vodafone Ocean implementation and our new SD-WAN with our enterprise customers. An open, multi-vendor SDN infrastructure is key for delivering better, faster and smarter services to our customers.''

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