The implementation relies on Mavenir’s continuous integration, continuous deployment and continuous testing (CI/CD/CT) framework
O2 Telefónica in Germany and Mavenir have demonstrated simplified deployment and change management on core network elements.
They implemented a common, zero-touch continuous integration, continuous deployment and continuous testing (CI/CD/CT) framework in O2 Telefónica’s German network.
The aim is to streamline operations in O2 Telefónica operating companies through with leaner operations, faster deployments and easier operational changes in the network.
Moving to VNFs
The two claim their demo is “a significant milestone in the evolution of streamlined operations, moving away from manual deployments and reducing human error”.
Also, CI/CD should provide greater flexibility for customers in day-to-day operations as well as greater speed but less cost for deployment.
Mavenir and O2 Telefónica will collaborate to automate network operations in support of the transition to virtualised network functions (VNFs).
Mavenir’s CI/CD/CT framework supports customised workflows/processes to improve change management in increasingly complex 4G and 5G networks.
The vendor describes its solution as based on open source, interoperable, standardised technology “that can be integrated in a ‘plug and play’ manner for any VNF functions”.
Cloud native, microservices
Jochen Bockfeld, Director Common Services, O2 Telefónica Deutschland, said,“5G requires cloud-native and microservices architecture but brings along more operational complexity in the network.
CI/CD/CT-based, zero-touch deployment and change management is our way to be agile and accelerate time to market. This is a key strategy in the path of automation of our networks to achieve leaner and meaner operations.
Mavenir is a trusted and reliable partner for this journey, given the know-how and the experience we have with them in core and cloud projects.”