Vodafone UK selects Oracle to support 5G network core

15 Feb 2022

British mobile network operator (MNO) Vodafone UK has selected Oracle Communications to spearhead network policy for its standalone (SA) 5G network. Announcing the development in a press release, the companies claimed that with Oracle’s cloud native network policy management solution as part of its SA 5G core, the MNO will be able to make more intelligent policy decisions and quickly test and deploy new services.

Commenting, Andrea Dona, Vodafone UK’s chief network officer, said: ‘Moving to ‘cloud native’ is a culture shift as much as it is a technology shift for a techcomms company like Vodafone … Our partners must demonstrate flexibility and agility, as well as aligning to our vision of how technology will augment and support tomorrow’s digital society.’ Andrew Morawksi, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Communications, Networks, added: ‘Our 5G and cloud capabilities are helping Vodafone to build a future-proof network that is automated, easier to scale, simpler to operate, and more cost-effective.’

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