Telefónica chooses Wind River platform for UNICA initiative

Wind River®, a provider of delivering IoT software to critical infrastructure, has announced that Telefónica has completed their validation in their NFV Reference Lab of Wind River Titanium Cloud as a Virtualized Infrastructure Manager (VIM) for NFV workloads, in line with the multi VIM paradigm of their UNICA initiative, the company said.

Titanium Cloud is an ultrareliable, deployment-ready virtualization software platform, fully compatible with open standards such the Open Source MANO (OSM) orchestration project.

Telefónica´s communications services and operations span Europe and Latin America, and its UNICA initiatives have begun to deploy in numerous countries in those regions. The UNICA project was initiated in 2015 with the purpose of shifting the way telecommunications networks are designed and installed using virtualization technologies, and extracting the maximum benefits from network functions virtualization (NFV), software defined networking (SDN) and cloud technologies.

Working closely with Wind River, Telefónica conducted a multi-phase evaluation that included comprehensive functional testing of the Titanium Cloud virtualization platform. Test teams also validated the integration of Titanium Cloud with OSM orchestration to prove interoperability. Additionally, Telefónica is running use case trials, including testing virtual RAN solutions hosted on Titanium Cloud.

Wind River is a global provider of delivering software for the Internet of Things. The company´s technology has been powering the safest, most secure devices in the world since 1981 and is found in more than 2 billion products. To learn more, visit Wind River at www.windriver.com.