HCL Technologies and Cloudify to bring 5G network slicing to telecoms providers


Noida  : HCL Technologies (HCL) today announced it has partnered with Cloudifv, provider of a leading cloud native orchestration platform, to bring Network Function Virtualization (NFV) orchestrated network slicing to telecoms providers. HCL’s Engineering and R&D Services (ERS) team is using Cloudify’s platform and capabilities for a new solution that enables telecoms to create dedicated, reliable Software-Defined Network (SDN) connections. This will allow telecoms providers to offer differentiated services tailored to specific customers and use-cases, so they can maximize the value of their investments in 56 technology and unlock new revenue streams through transforming their existing 46 networks.

The ability for telecoms providers to create dynamically-provisioned, dedicated virtual networks with functionality and performance tailored for real-world scenarios will benefit many industries; including manufacturing, automotive, utilities, healthcare, multimedia, public safety, public transport and financial services. These capabilities will be particularly important for the emerging use cases around the Internet of Things (loT), where flexible network services and performance will be essential to supporting concepts such as connected cars, smart cities and predictive maintenance in manufacturing.

‘Like every industry, telecoms providers have faced a growing need to digitally transform in recent years, to keep up with the demands of the market. As a result, telecoms providers are undergoing a transition from physical to virtual infrastructure, and a shift to cloud-native network functions. Tying all these new and existing technologies together is creating a complex challenge,” said Nati Shalom, CTO at Cloudify.

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