Mavenir’s virtualized IMS runs on Virgin Media’s O2 mobile network

READING, England–(BUSINESS WIRE) – Network software provider Mavenir, shaping the future of networking with cloud solutions that run on any cloud, and Virgin Media O2 today announced the complete migration of O2’s mobile customers to a virtualized IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) solution offering voice . over LTE (VoLTE) and voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi).

Virgin Media O2 virtualises its network by breaking the link between hardware and software. Virtualization enables Virgin Media O2 to deliver a more agile and efficient network, enabling customers to use multiple applications all hosted on the same platform, reducing costs and paving the way for future innovation and new services.

“This deployment marks a significant milestone in Virgin Media O2’s transition to virtualization and core transformation,” said Jorge Ribeiro, director of service platform strategy and engineering. “This move to cloud software at IMS not only gives us more flexibility and agility, but also increases the resiliency of our network.” Ultimately, this decision and transition will benefit our customers while also enabling us to provide future services.

“Virgin Media O2 is working to future-proof their network by moving away from legacy infrastructure to become a cloud-native software provider with a self-automating network and capacity for additional subscribers in the future,” said Javier Gavilan, CTO of Telefónica. Global, Mavenir.

This virtualized IMS deployment with Virgin Media O2 strengthens Telefónica’s partnership with Mavenir as they streamline operations for Telefónica OpCos, faster deployments and simplified operational changes in the network, complementing ongoing deployments at O2 Telefónica Germany and Telefónica Hispam throughout Mexico, Chile. , Venezuela and Colombia.

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About Virgin Media O2

Virgin Media O2 was launched in 2021. on 1 June, connecting the UK’s largest and most reliable mobile network with a broadband network offering the fastest broadband speeds. It is a client-first organization that combines many communication services in one place and has a clear mission: to improve the country. Virgin Media O2 is a 50:50 joint venture brand between Liberty Global and Telefónica SA and one of the UK’s largest companies.

The company has more than 47 million UK broadband, mobile, TV and home phone connections. Its own landline network currently runs over 15.9 million. premises along with a mobile network covering 99% of the country’s population with 4G connectivity and more than 800 towns and cities with 5G services, targeting 50% of the population by 2023.

About Mavenir

Mavenir is building the future of networking and pioneering advanced technology with a focus on the vision of a single, software-based, automated network running on any cloud. As the industry’s only end-to-end, cloud-based network software provider, Mavenir aims to change the way the world connects, accelerating software network transformation for more than 250 communications service providers and enterprises in more than 120 countries serving more than 50 countries. % of world subscribers.

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