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    DT completes migration of IP telephony to multivendor cloud


    Claims the move is a blueprint for other operators; application developers can now add features to DT’s voice services

    Deutsche Telekom (DT) has migrated the IP-based telephony system that manages voice services for more than 17 million fixed-line subscribers to a multivendor cloud platform. The platform is known as Next Generation IP Multimedia Subsystem (NIMS) and now handles billions of voice minutes a year.

    DT says the move will allow features created by third-party application developers to be added to its voice services due to the “near-complete automation of the telco cloud.”

    Abdu Mudesir, CTO of Telekom Deutschland (DT in Germany) and DT Group’s CTO, commented, “This project is a game-changer in the industry. It is the result of excellent cooperation with partners such as Juniper Networks, Mavenir, Microsoft, HPE, Red Hat and Lenovo.

    “Our common goal in this innovation project has always been to set a benchmark for excellence in the industry [and] for our customers. The success has spread – many network operators are now asking us specifically how we managed to achieve this.”

    New operational model

    Rami Rahim, CEO of Juniper Networks, elaborated, “The cloud isn’t just a technology but rather an entirely new operating model that can yield tremendous agility, cost efficiencies and better user experiences. I am so proud that Juniper was able to play a role in bringing Deutsche Telekom’s visionary strategy for NIMS to life and even more thrilled to see this project, which I consider a blueprint for the rest of the telecom industry, now complete.”

    Interoperability in telco cloud

    Bejoy Pankajakshan, EVP & Chief Technology and Strategy Officer of  Mavenir, added, “Telekom´s… goal [is] to change the old development paradigms, driving automation and interoperability into the very fabric of the Telco Cloud architecture.  The NIMS platform offers a transformative lifecycle automation for all telco cloud and payload components and Mavenir is proud to be part of the multi-vendor ecosystem delivering this innovation.”

    “The platform is a key building block for zero-touch operations where manual intervention and operations to handle network management and configuration are reduced in favour of a more advanced, software-based solution,” concluded David Stark, VP & GM, Telco Solutions – HPE.

    HPE recently announced its intention to acquire Juniper Networks for $14 billion.

    DT says it has follow-up projects in the pipeline to “consistently implement the successful model of cloudification, disaggregation and complete automation in other voice applications, 5G core and the access networks.” 

    For more on the background to NIMS and its implementation, see this interview with Thomas van Briel is SVP, Architecture & Strategy at Deutsche Telekom, by FutureNet World.