Using its Network Function Virtualization (NFV) Concerto platform, the IT service provider Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) designs a solution to enable Voice over LTE (VoLTE) for virtualized network. It is all set to demonstrate and verify the solution in collaboration with Brocade, Metaswitch and Ixia, on Intel Xeon platforms.
In layman’s terms, virtualized networks refer to software-defined networks. Several operators prefer virtualized networks to increase resilience and flexibility of the networks. TCS’s solution helps implement 4G voice over such networks.
“TCS’ NFV Concerto 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,” V Rajanna, Vice President and Global Head of Technology Business Unit, TCS.
Deployed on Intel Xeon processor-based servers leveraging Red Hat’s OpenStack, TCS NFV Concerto platform integrates Brocade’s virtualized Evolved Packet Core, Metaswitch’s virtualized Internet Multimedia System and Session Border Controller, and Ixia’s IxLoadTM Wireless, to demonstrate voice over LTE service on a virtualized mobile network.
In India, Reliance Jio is betting high on VoLTE technology to offer voice services in the country. It already awarded a contract worth $100 million to Nokia for VoLTE deployment in the country.