Dutch quadruple-play operator VodafoneZiggo has awarded Ericsson a contract to deploy its virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) network solution, which will be implemented on VodafoneZiggo’s common cloud infrastructure during the second half of 2018. The vEPC enables network slicing, which guarantees certain levels of bandwidth/network resources for various applications used in industrial communications, e.g. one business customer may require ultra-reliable services, whereas other businesses may need ultra-high bandwidth or extremely low latency. Eben Albertyn, Executive Director of Technology, VodafoneZiggo, said: ‘We are leading the way towards our vision of a Gigabit Society and Ericsson is our strategic technology partner. The core network products, solutions and services that Ericsson provides to us facilitate the introduction of Internet of Things applications and will pave the way towards 5G.’
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