HPE expands telecommunications footprint with two new customer wins
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), announced that it has expanded its telecommunications footprint through two new partnerships.
These partnerships are with Swisscom, Switzerland’s telecommunications provider, and Telecom Personal, a subsidiary of the Telecom Italia group. Working with both providers, HPE will help the companies accelerate service agility.
Working with Swisscom, HPE will deploy new virtual network functions using HPE OpenNFV solutions. Swisscom is also one of the first communication service providers (CSPs) worldwide to take advantage of NFV to offer virtual customer premise equipment (vCPE) to its business customers. Utilizing a number of HPE technologies, including HPE Virtual Services Router HPE Service Director and HPE Technology Services, Swisscom’s new vCPE model allows it to manage its customers’ network infrastructure from a centralized location, providing networking services on-demand, leading to lower costs, faster service deployments and higher service availability. It also enables Swisscom to quickly deliver future value-added services to its customers.
“Delivering networking services to our customers in a timely manner is our number one priority in this project – we were looking for lower cost as well as faster and easier ways to deliver services, which was a challenge when running our network functions on-premises,” said John de Keijzer, head of development, Swisscom. “By partnering with HPE, we were able to quickly design, develop and integrate a new product based on of full automation, virtualized production and fast time to service.”
Meanwhile, HPE will also work with Telecom Personal as a supplier for the company’s core network transformation. The Argentine firm is modernizing its network to deliver 4G/LTE technologies to meet customers’ increasing data use and has chosen HPE to help expand and upgrade part its network core to provide its customers with a better service experience, as well as higher network speeds and capacity.
“Mobile data is at the center of our strategy to enable our customers with the best user experience and we are making a huge transformation in our network to support it,” said Paolo Perfetti, CTO, Telecom Personal. “HPE’s combined telecommunications and IT experience and open approach make it a trusted supplier to help us meet customer needs.”
With a telecoms heritage that spans over 80 years, HPE continues to be one of the providers of CSP and NFV solutions for companies worldwide.
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