Ukrainian operator lifecell has deployed the country’s first virtualised LTE core network, allowing it to deliver various next-generation mobile services.
NFV systems integrator Odine Solutions, together with Affirmed Networks, have handled the deployment. Odine was chosen by lifecell due to its record of delivering end-to-end systems-integration and managed services for MNOs deploying virtualised network functions and infrastructures in EMEA.
"We believe that virtualised networks offer tremendous growth opportunities for us to reduce costs and drive new revenue growth. Our selection of Odine Solutions as the prime integrator combined with Affirmed Networks' cloud-native solution enables us to receive these benefits as we continue on our path to digital transformation and 5G readiness," said Mahmut Ünsal Erüreten, lifecell's CTO.
"We are proud to take the lead in the deployment of a fully virtualised, cloud-native solution for lifecell to help them become the first operator to deploy a virtualized LTE Core network in Ukraine," said Alper Tunga Burak, Odine Solutions, Managing Partner, Sales & Marketing.