Proximus taps Oracle's virtualised platform

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Belgian operator Proximus has chosen Oracle’s virtualised Oracle Session Border Controller (SBC) as a core network component for the delivery of its residential and enterprise communications cloud-based solutions for voice.

Oracle’s virtualised SBC platform will be running on Proximus’ telco cloud and used for residential VoIP and SIP trunking for enterprise customers.

Laurent Claus, director service platforms and cloud, Proximus, said, “As a digital service provider, we want to deliver the latest technologies to our customers in a way that simplifies and improves their lives and work environments.

“This is why our choice of Oracle was on target. Oracle Communications’ SBC delivers unparalleled operational efficiency and flexibility, which are essential as we continue to scale our offerings and customer base.”

Virtualisation strategy

The virtualisation of Oracle's SBC fits in with Proximus’s overall network strategy to virtualise the majority of its telco and service applications on a multi-tenant and open telco cloud.

In addition, the automated and orchestrated core network will allow for adaptable capacity planning.

“Promixus has been a long-time customer of Oracle Communications and this deployment is an exciting next step in their digital transformation journey,” said Doug Suriano, SVP and GM, Oracle Communications.

“Matching Promixus’ ambition to deliver innovative services in an easy-to-consume way, we are confident that Oracle’s virtualised Session Border Controller will provide them with the security, comprehensive control and scalability needed to bring their customers into the next generation of communications services." nnetwor