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ZTE Constructs Large-Scale Virtualization vIMS Network in Latin America for Telefonica


Recently, ZTE officially announced that it would work in partnership with multinational operator Telefonica to construct large-scale virtualization vIMS netwok in Latin America. The network that covers seven Latin American countries (Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Salvador, Guatemala, Ecuador, and Uruguay) will provide VoLTE and VoWiFi services for Telefonica local subscribers.

As one of the world’s largest telecommunication service operators, Telefonica group provides telecommunication services for 17 countries in Europe and America. While along with the fast development of group LTE services, deploying VoLTE and VoWiFi services has become the emphasis of its future operation and development. In this cooperation, ZTE will deploy vIMS based VoLTE/ VoWiFi network in seven Latin American countries for Telefonica group and will provide complete virtualization solutions.

Following carrier-class commercial requirements on product performance and safe reliability, ZTE vIMS solutions support seamless integration with Telefonica conventional network. Meanwhile, many tests in Telefonica reference lab have proved that ZTE vIMS solutions can fully support evolvement to the next generation telecom cloud architecture UNICA of Telefonica.

Xu Ziyang, president of ZTE telecom cloud and CN products, says vIMS is a part of ZTE Cloud UniCore solutions, it provides the most cutting-edge and practical virtualization solutions for Telefonica and it will support smooth evolvement to the next generation virtualization architecture in the future. ZTE will gradually build easier, more flexible and more open networks for operators.

ZTE is always dedicated to the research and development of virtualization network technologies. ZTE Cloud UniCore has already deployed over 100 commercial and experimental sites worldwide so far, and has carried out deep cooperation in virtualization network deployment with such mainstream operators like Vodafone, Telefonica, Airtel Africa Group, VimpelCom, Deutsche Telekom, Telenor, China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom.

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