Wind Tre to virtualise core network with Ericsson

27 Apr 2018

Italian fixed and mobile operator Wind Tre has awarded a five-year contract to Ericsson for the modernisation of its core network. Ericsson will provide a virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC), its Network Functions Virtualisation infrastructure (NFVi) solution, prime system integration and support services. On the existing physical network Ericsson is providing upgrades and capacity expansions to guarantee full interoperability with the new equipment. Work will begin in the second quarter of 2018. Benoit Hanssen, Chief Technology Officer at Wind Tre, commented: ‘We are transforming to be ready for the digital revolution that 5G and IoT will bring.’