Etisalat launches virtual telecom function, cloud-based mobile core

Etisalat has on-boarded its virtualised telecom function using Affirmed Networks´ virtualised Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) solution, the company said.

Representing the core technology components of a mobile system, the company said an Evolved Packet Core is the foundation of any mobile service.

Etisalat made live LTE data and voice calls on the cloud platform in April 2016. The UAE telecom aims to position its vEPC to deliver broadband and voice services for both mobile and fixed users, in addition to providing advanced connected car and machine-to-machine (M2M) services.

Affirmed Networks´ vEPC solution advances the state of mobile networks by evolving from legacy infrastructure to a more agile and flexible virtualized architecture capable of handling requests for additional capacity.