Virtualization (NFV)

Tele2 turns to Canonical for OpenStack NFV roll-out

Nordic operator Tele2 is the latest to announce plans for a commercial roll-out of NFV-based virtualized systems, in this case a virtual packet core for its Swedish operator.

The deployment will allow the carrier to offer a wider range of services on a more flexible basis to consumers, enterprises and the Internet of Things, said Tele2, and will be followed by other virtualized network systems and applications at a later date.

Its vEPC will be deployed in the cloud in the third quarter using OpenStack technology, provided and managed by Linux organization Canonical. Juju, Canonical’s virtual network function (VNF) manager, will be used to on-board new services and its Boot

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