TIM Brazil expands edge cloud capability powered by Nokia AirFrame servers and new Intel processors
TIM is the first operator in Latin America to adopt the Nokia AirFrame technology featuring 2nd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors for its datacenter servers
The deployment consists of 1000 state-of-the-art AirFrame servers, expanding edge datacenter concept and virtualizing network functions to deliver better customer experience
The infrastructure paves the way also for the launch of 5G services as part of TIM’s cloud and digitalization journey
01 August 2019
Espoo, Finland – TIM Brazil has selected Nokia AirFrame servers featuring new, 2nd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors to virtualize its datacenters by the end of 2021. TIM is the first operator in Latin America to adopt the AirFrame technology for its datacenter servers to improve server capacity and deliver better service quality, internet access and video consumption for its users across Brazil.
The agreement represents a major step in TIM Brazil’s cloud and digitalization journey, supported by Nokia, as the operator creates advanced services for its customers. The deployment consists of 1000 state-of-the-art AirFrame servers, virtualizing network functions to guarantee better customer experience. Alongside the creation of edge datacenters, the agreement with Nokia also signals important progress for TIM Brazil as a company as it moves towards 5G, a requirement of which is evolving to a cloud core for network activities.
The 2nd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors were launched globally on 2 April 2019, and this agreement marks the first use of the new generation in Latin America. Nokia and Intel highlighted the capabilities available to customers through this technological partnership at MWC 2019 via a demonstration of VR gaming over a 5G network.
Leandro Monteiro, Nokia Sales Director in Brazil, said: “Nokia’s unique solution, designed to support precisely this evolution to 5G, will give TIM Brazil a crucial ongoing competitive advantage as they evolve their core networks into cloud. Nokia is proud to partner with TIM as it invests in cloud native technologies to maintain its position as one of Latin America’s most efficient networks.”
Leonardo Capdeville, TIM CTIO, said: “Virtualization is important to improve user experience in our network, which will count with more speed and data usage stability. With this core virtualization, TIM is leading with a 5G pilot project over the network. This process also allows us to strengthen our customers’ data protection.”
Lisa Spelman, Vice President and General Manager Intel Xeon Processors and Data Center Marketing, said: “5G communications networks are being built today with a data-centric, edge-enabled approach using high-performance Intel architecture platforms as their foundation. Nokia AirFrame servers featuring 2nd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors give TIM Brazil the opportunity to deliver advanced digital services and compelling experiences to their customers throughout Brazil.”
Web page: Nokia AirScale Cloud RAN
Web page: Nokia AirFrame open edge server
Blog post: Nokia and Intel datacentre partnership blog
Web page: Nokia datacenter infrastructure
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