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O2 Telefónica, Mavenir demonstrate IMS core operations on cloud infrastructure

Mavenir, the Network Software Provider building the future of networks with cloud-native software that runs on any cloud and transforms the way the world connects, announced that together with O2 Telefónica, have demonstrated simplified deployment and change management on Core network elements, leveraging a common Zero Touch Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment and Continuous Testing (CI/CD/CT) framework in O2 Telefónica’s German network. This will streamline operations in O2 Telefónica OpCos with leaner operations, faster deployments, and simplified operational changes in the network.

This is a significant milestone in the evolution of streamlined operations, moving away from manual deployments and reducing human error. CI/CD provides greater flexibility for customers in day-to-day Operations and is expected to deliver significant benefits in terms of speed and cost of deployment.

Mavenir will work with O2 Telefónica to automate the Network Operations, enabling the transition to the adoption of the virtualized Network Functions. Mavenir’s CI/CD/CT framework will allow for creating customized workflows/processes for fast, agile change management in increased complexity 4G/5G networks. Mavenir’s solution is Opensource-based, interoperable, standardized technology that can be integrated in a “plug and play” manner for any VNF functions.

“5G requires cloud-native and microservices architecture but brings along more operational complexity in the network. CI/CD/CT based zero-touch deployment and change management is our way to be agile and accelerate time to market. This is a key strategy in the path of automation of our networks to achieve leaner and meaner Operations. Mavenir is a trusted and reliable partner for this journey, given the know-how and the experience we have with them in Core & Cloud projects,” said Jochen Bockfeld, Director Common Services, O2 Telefónica Deutschland.

Omar Shahdad, Senior Vice President Global Operations, Mavenir said, “We are honored to have been chosen by O2 Telefónica for this vital part of their network simplification journey. Mavenir is uniquely qualified to provide CI/CD services in the Telco space due to our extensive know-how spanning multiple Telco domains. We are a company that prides itself in its speed, agility, responsiveness, and those are the same required characteristics of a CI/CD program. Mavenir’s solution utilizes high levels of automation and integration that enables our customers to harness the benefits of cloud-native and virtual networks to manage complexity and allow hybrid operations for increased flexibility”.

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