Ukraine’s third largest mobile operator Lifecell has claimed the country’s first commercial deployment of a fully virtualised LTE core network, in partnership with Affirmed Networks and systems integrator Odine Solutions. Lifecell CTO Mahmut Unsal Erureten said: ‘We believe that virtualised networks offer tremendous growth opportunities for us to reduce costs and drive new revenue growth. Our selection of Odine Solutions as the prime integrator combined with Affirmed Networks’ cloud-native solution enables us to receive these benefits as we continue on our path to digital transformation and 5G readiness.’ Lifecell – part of the Turkcell group – added in a press release that network functions virtualisation (NFV) will enable it to deliver various next-generation mobile services for business and consumer subscribers.
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