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Telefonica and Mavenir unveil new cloud partnership

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Mavenir and O2 Telefonica will collaborate to demonstrate Zero Touch CI/CD based operations of IMS core on O2’s cloud infrastructure.

The partnership will streamline operations in Telefonica OpCos with leaner operations, faster deployments and simplified operational changes in the network according to the operator.

It is labelled as a “significant milestone” for the telco as it looks to move away from manual deployments, streamlining its operations as a result.

CI/CD will provide greater flexibility for customers in day-to-day operations and is expected to deliver benefits in terms of speed and cost deployment.

“5G requires cloud-native and microservices architecture but brings along more operational complexity in the network,” said Jochen Bockfeld, director of common services at O2 Telefónica Germany.

“CI/CD/CT based zero-touch deployment and change management is our way to be agile and accelerate time to market.

“This is a key strategy in the path of automation of our networks to achieve leaner and meaner Operations.”

Mavenir will allow Telefonica to automate its network operations and to enable the transition to virtualised network functions.

Its solution is opensource-based, interoperable and standardised and can be integrated in a “plug and play” manner, the company says.

Omar Shahdad, SVP of global operations at Mavenir said, “We are honoured to have been chosen by O2 Telefónica for this vital part of their network simplification journey.

"Mavenir is uniquely qualified to provide CI/CD services in the Telco space due to our extensive know-how spanning multiple Telco domains."

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