IT solutions provider Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) said that it has launched a solution to enable Voice over LTE for virtualized networks using TCS’ Network Function Virtualization (NFV) Concerto platform. The company has tied-up with Brocade, Metaswitch, Intel and Ixia to demonstrate the deployment and verification of Voice over LTE service in virtualized networks, which will help in creating new business opportunities, simplifying product development, and helping customers deal confidently with adoption of network virtualization.
“TCS’ NFV Concerto significantly reduces development and test cycle times for virtualized network functions by automating functional, performance, scalability and compliance testing. This solution is a testament to TCS’ expertise on Intel processor-based platforms and OpenStack, understanding of partner VNFs and extensive experience in next generation product engineering technologies,” V Rajanna, Vice President and Global Head of Technology Business Unit, TCS, said in a joint statement.
The company’s NFV Concerto platform integrates Brocade’s virtualized Evolved Packet Core, Metaswitch’s virtualized Internet Multimedia System and Session Border Controller, and Ixia’s IxLoad Wireless, to successfully demonstrate voice over LTE service on a virtualized mobile network. This solution is deployed on Intel Xeon processor-based servers leveraging Red Hat’s OpenStack, the company said.
“With open interfaces and ground-up design for virtualized environment, our vEPC fits well in Concerto framework while efficiently serving high volume data and latency sensitive VoLTE,” Nishi Kant, Vice President of Mobile Networking at Brocade, said.