Announces commercial deployment of RCS-e based on NFV environment
Mavenir Systems, provider of software-based mobile communications solutions, has announced that it has launched a commercial deployment of virtualised Rich Communication Services (RCS-e) in a multi-tenant network functions virtualisation (NFV) environment.
Mavenir has demonstrated significant CAPEX reductions for IMS-based RCS deployments when utilising multi-tenancy on a centrally deployed common platform. Mobile operators are using NFV technologies to build and manage their next generation networks in a more efficient and cost effective manner that will also enable increased network flexibility and service velocity.
A recent survey by TelecomTV Futures, in association with HP and Intel, indicated that 78% of respondents rated NFV as either 'important' or 'very important' to service provider success in the future.
'We are seeing increased pressure on mobile operators to reduce the cost and complexity of network service deployment creating a market for disruptive transformation with more efficient NFV based networks,' said Pardeep Kohli, president and CEO, Mavenir Systems. 'Many of our customers are already seeing the agility and the benefits of Vrtualised IMS in their live networks, not just in lab trials.'
Utilising Mavenir's previously announced Virtualized IMS platform, tier one operators in Europe are currently rolling out Mavenir's NFV technology as part of their VoLTE /RCS deployments. The commercial deployment of RCS-e services in a virtualised, multi-tenant environment was launched in 2013 to serve subscribers across multiple countries.
Mavenir is using its virtualisation technology to provide the multi-tenancy capability needed by multi-national mobile operator groups. Importantly, virtualisation also provides the capacity elasticity and operational flexibility to allow traffic pattern shifts from legacy messaging to IP messaging services.