TCS Launches Voice over LTE solution

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) announced  the launch of a solution to enable Voice over LTE for virtualized networks using TCS’ Network Function Virtualization (NFV) Concerto platform.

Digital Technologies such as virtualization and Cloud are driving development of next-generation networks that are intelligent and programmable. In a world where smart-devices are growing rapidly and demand for mobile data is exploding, Virtualized mobile Networks help us maintain high end-user experience by improving service agility and scalability.

TCS is collaborating with Brocade, Metaswitch and Ixia, on Intel® Xeon® platforms to demonstrate the deployment and verification of Voice over LTE service in virtualized networks. This will help in creating new business opportunities, simplifying product development, and helping customers deal confidently with adoption of network virtualization.

TCS’ NFV ConcertoTM platform integrates Brocade’s virtualized Evolved Packet Core, Metaswitch’s virtualized Internet Multimedia System and Session Border Controller, and Ixia’s IxLoadTM  Wireless, to successfully demonstrate voice over LTE service on a virtualized mobile network. This solution is deployed on Intel Xeon processor-based servers leveraging Red Hat’s OpenStack.

Speaking about the  significance of the VoLTE NFV solution, V Rajanna, Vice President and Global Head of Technology Business Unit, TCS said, “TCS’ NFV ConcertoTM significantly reduces development and test cycle times for virtualized network functions by automating functional, performance, scalability and compliance testing. This solution is a testament to TCS’ expertise on Intel processor-based platforms and  OpenStack, understanding of partner VNFs and extensive experience in next generation product engineering technologies. TCS would continue to create such digital solutions and frameworks to accelerate product development cycle and hence creating a differentiator in the marketplace.”

Nishi Kant, Vice President of Mobile Networking at Brocade said, “With open interfaces and ground-up design for virtualized environment, our vEPC fits well in Concerto framework while efficiently serving high volume data and latency sensitive VoLTE”

Brandon Harper, SVP at Metaswitch, said “We are pleased to join TCS’s demonstration of a VoLTE NFV solution that operators can deploy today.”

Scott Westlake, VP Business Development at Ixia, stated,  “Continuous validation and integration are critical to NFV service innovation, time-to-market, and customer experience. We’re excited to be demonstrating how Ixia enables these benefits for carriers.”

Renu Navale, Director of the Intel Network Builder program, Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation said “System integration is a key aspect of NFV deployments – Integrating VNFs from companies such as Brocade and Metaswitch, and test solutions from Ixia into deployable solutions will help accelerate adoption and time to deployment for service providers.”

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