Today at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain, VMware announced VMware vCloud® NFV™ 2.0, designed to modernize and transform network architectures and operations for global communications service providers (CSPs). With vCloud NFV 2.0, CSPs will be able to deliver new and differentiated services on an agile, open and secure software-defined architecture today as they evolve their networks to support 5G and the Internet of Things.
Commenting on the launch, Mauro Costa, Director, Network Architecture & Strategy at Telia Company noted, “Virtualization and SDN are critical enabling technologies that operators need to be successful in the future. One example is the journey towards 5G that requires the richness, flexibility and agility that only software-based network solutions offer. Working with VMware, we have developed a top- of–the-rank virtualization platform that initially supports live services to real customers. Longer term we are building out an agile and secure infrastructure across multiple countries that enables us to allocate resources dynamically and introduce new services rapidly. VMware vCloud NFV provides us with a mature and proven NFV platform option and new releases like 2.0, demonstrate a commitment to continued NFV innovation.”