TCS’ NFV Concerto™ powers Software Centric 4G Packet Core Network Solution
MUMBAI, February 16, 2016: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, today announced the launch of a solution to enable Voice over LTE for virtualized networks using TCS’ Network Function Virtualization (NFV) ConcertoTM 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, 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, Mobile Networking, 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, 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, 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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About Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. (TCS)
Tata Consultancy Services is an IT services, consulting and business solutions organization that delivers real results to global business, ensuring a level of certainty no other firm can match. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of IT, BPS, infrastructure, engineering and assurance services. This is delivered through its unique Global Network Delivery Model™, recognized as the benchmark of excellence in software development. A part of the Tata group, India’s largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 285,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $11.6 billion for year ended March 31, 2013 and is listed on the National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange in India. For more information, visit us at www.tcs.com.
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