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Press Release -- February 27th, 2015
Source: Nokia Siemens Networks

Orange, Nokia Networks team up on Telco Cloud

  • Achieving first voice call in a fully virtualized IMS experimental environment

Paris, France – 27 February 2015

The Partnership signed between Orange and Nokia Networks aims at leveraging the benefits of virtualization applied to IMS (IP Multimedia core network Subsystem) for the operator business model and network architecture. As part of their joint ‘Telco Cloud partnership’, Orange and Nokia Networks have achieved one of the first voice calls in a fully virtualized IMS experimental environment.

This anticipation work is a significant step forward in Orange’s strategy to leverage the power of Cloud and Network Function Virtualization (NFV), targeting a more agile service launch, self-healing and automated operations for networks.

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Solution details at a glance:

  • Orange’s proof of concept of the fully virtualized IMS solution consists of Nokia’s IMS, Open TAS (Telecommunications Application Server) and Subscriber Data Management, as well as Nokia’s ETSI-NFV compliant Cloud Application Manager.
  • This virtualized IMS solution was then used as the control plane to achieve one of the first voice calls in a fully virtualized IMS experimental environment.

Noël Foret, Core Network Vice President at Orange, said: “As early leader in this field, Orange has chosen Nokia Networks as a Telco Cloud and Virtualization partner as part of an ambitious NFV transformation preparation project. The findings from this partnership are essential for building Orange’s future network and IT infrastructure, and to prepare for operational transformation across our operations as a result of NFV.”

Michael Clever, Senior Vice President of Core, Nokia Networks, said: “We are delighted to be the partner of Orange in this field. We have gained highly valuable experience from this collaboration with Orange, jointly enriching our expertise on Telco Cloud and knowledge of leading edge operator’s requirements.”


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TAGS: telco cloud, cloud, IMS, Orange

About Orange

Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales of 39 billion euros in 2014 and 156,000 employees worldwide at 31 December 2014, including 99 400 employees in France. Present in 29 countries, the Group has a total customer base of 244 million customers worldwide at 31 December 2014, including 185 million mobile customers and 16 million fixed broadband customers. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services.

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