14. 3. 2017

Successful virtual IMS pilot testing announced by Iskratel

As part of its project of core-network transformation to vIMS, the operator successfully deployed Iskratel's vIMS solution, with a geo-redundant setup of vIMS core in geographically separate locations. In addition to the ability to provide services to SIP-based customers, the solution also allowed the interconnection of customers on legacy equipment, including analogue, time-division multiplexing (TDM) and next-generation network.

Following completion of the first parts of the pilot phase at the end of 2016, the solution will enable the operator to generate additional revenue streams through the provision of cloud services and infrastructure, as well as streamline its operations, reducing OPEX and CAPEX.

Iskratel’s CSP is the only architecture of its kind which guarantees high availability and geo-redundancy of cloud services and apps on an open, ETSI NFV-compliant architecture. It features orchestrator-driven process automation and predictive auto-scalability, ensuring the lowest total cost of ownership as operators migrate their architectures to the cloud. Iskratel’s CSP uses mature, OPNFV-approved open source technology, enriched with Iskratel’s own extensions that provide high availability and low-latency operation.

In addition to the elastic infrastructure, Iskratel provides several Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) and apps, including virtual IMS, virtual media server, application server, virtual session border controller and virtual network management server. These enable operators to provide high-value services such as Universal Communications (UC).