Telefónica Brazil picks Canonical’s Charmed OpenStack OCS

Telefónica Brazil picks Canonical’s Charmed OpenStack OCS

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Telefónica Brazil has selected Canonical’s Charmed OpenStack to migrate its online charging system (OCS) to its private cloud, Unica Next.

The transformation project will see eight private clouds built on Charmed OpenStack, geographically distributed to service Telefónica’s customers in Brazil. 

“Migrating our online charging system application to the cloud will give us the base and agility we need in order to consistently offer best-in-class solutions for our customers,” said Flavio Matiello, head of prepaid platforms & OCS at Telefonica Brazil.

“This selection was an obvious choice to enable us to scale our charging capabilities to a future-proofed private cloud platform.”

As the country’s biggest mobile operator with 76 million mobile subscribers, Telefónica uses its online charging system to give B2C & B2B customers real-time control and visibility of their usage across voice and data calls. 

“Canonical is dedicated to enabling customers to drive new innovations and we’re pleased to have collaborated with Telefónica Brazil on its OCS migration,” said Nicholas Dimotakis, vice president of field engineering at Canonical.

“This represents a growing trend of telecoms companies moving towards OpenStack, and we’re excited to see what other cloud-based services this could open up across the industry.”

Telefónica’s OCS cloud will be built on Canonical’s Charmed OpenStack and will use Canonical’s open source tools to automate the deployment and operations of their infrastructure.

"Canonical has been an important community member in helping make OpenStack among the most widely deployed open infrastructure software for telecom in new markets,” added Mark Collier, chief operating officer at the Open Infrastructure Foundation.  

“We're proud to see Telefónica Brazil choose OpenStack for its flexibility to support a fast-changing telecom landscape. But more importantly, we're thrilled to welcome their team to the community, representing a growing user base in Latin America.”

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