VodafoneZiggo chooses Amdocs for move to service cloud networks

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Dutch communications and entertainment services company opts for Amdocs’ Network Function Virtualization (NFV) solution.

This will enable VodafoneZiggo to design, deploy and monitor virtual cloud networks on-demand for enterprise services.

Enterprise customers will be able to create their own virtual private networks (VPNs) and will be able to add functions in future, such as security and other enterprise applications, all managed.

The services can be scaled and provisioned immediately and cost-effectively, according to a statement by Amdocs, so VodafoneZiggo’s enterprise customers can spin up services fast and make better use of cloud infrastructure resources.

From the operator’s point of view, this initiative should reduce the total cost of ownership of the network, by reducing on-premises hardware and moving to a single virtual capability located in VodafoneZiggo’s NFV cloud data centre.

Service orchestration

The centre can handle parallel sessions for multiple enterprise VPNs and Amdocs will introduce a new network and service orchestration and automation layer, in the form of its NFV Orchestrator (NFVO) and Generic Virtual Network Function Manager (G-VNFM).

They will automate VodafoneZiggo’s service lifecycle management, based on key performance indicators and policy,  from service onboarding, policy definition and order management, through service fulfilment and resource management, to ongoing operations and assurance.

Matthias Sauder, Director, Mobile Networks at VodafoneZiggo, said, “We are aggressively driving network virtualisation and service innovation across our infrastructure.”

“The Netherlands is a leader in connectivity within the European Union, and VodafoneZiggo is a driving force behind this digitisation with programs such as Giganet,” said Anthony Goonetilleke, Group President of Media, Network and Technology at Amdocs.

“Amdocs is proud to partner with such an innovator, and to provide open standards based NFV solutions that are ecosystem-friendly. Agility is the new currency for enterprises and providing a scalable network service cloud is imperative to executing on their strategy.”