[London, UK, November 30, 2017] At the World Communication Awards 2017 in London, Telecom Argentina and Huawei were given the ‘Network Transformation Initiative’ award for their leading co-constructed cloud core network.
Winning the award shows further recognition from the industry for Telecom Argentina and Huawei’s innovation and practice in network transformation for Cloud Core Networks. The partners also won the ‘Best Voice Virtualized network’ award at the LTE Voice Summit 2017 held in Amsterdam last October.
Mr. Leo Ma (middle), Director of Cloud Core Network Europe Product Management Department of Huawei collected the award
Telecom Argentina, a leading telecommunications provider, chose Huawei as its strategic partner to cloudify its traditional network and aims to use NFV technology to improve Operations and Maintenance (O&M) efficiency and shorten time to market. This collaboration project started in March 2016, and services were smoothly migrated to a cloud-based network.
The new cloud core network enables 20 million subscribers to enjoy cloud-based 2G, 3G, and 4G voice and data services on the largest cloud core network across the globe. With the launch of a cloud-based core network, Telecom Argentina has become a network transformation pioneer in Latin America. Empowered with advanced cloud technologies, Telecom Argentina provides diversified services to subscribers more efficiently. Additionally, the DC-oriented infrastructure unleashes the potential in service innovation, helps Telecom Argentina gain a strategic advantage in a highly competitive market, unleashes the potential of service innovation and lays the foundation for 5G development.
The success of the partnership is a consequence of Huawei´s leading technology and experience as well as the efforts of both partners. Compared to a legacy network, the new Virtualized Core has demonstrated improvements for both resource utilization and O&M efficiency. Based on high efficiency and agile cloud core networks technology, Telecom Argentina will be able to develop new and better services for customers, such as enterprise communication services and IoT operability.
The success of the partnership with Telecom Argentina on the cloud core network project has proved the value of NFV. As such, Huawei is honored to be a strategic partner of Telecom Argentina to explore and build a more agile, and more efficient network with much potential.