Amdocs will provide Business Support Systems for Europe’s first fully end-to-end 5G Stand Alone (SA) experimental cloud network, recently launched by Orange in France.
Amdocs and Orange for the first Stand Alone network in Europe
The choice of Orange for the provision of Business Support System falls on Amdocs. The latter is a leading provider of software and services for telecommunications companies. The agreement provides support for the per the first 5G Stand Alone (SA) experimental cloud network in Europe, launched in July in Lannion, France
The software-enabled network, which is based on data and AI, is fully automated and cloud-native. This is a two-year project that aims to reach several hundred users by the end of 2021. The network leverages technology Open RAN. This will serve as a model for the next generation of more efficient and agile networks based on AI and data. Amdocs’ solution, which runs on Amazon Web Services (AWS), will be integrated into Orange’s multi-vendor 5G network with a hybrid cloud approach.
“Amdocs’ 5G experience and cloud-native digital skills in ordering, catalog, revenue management and charging will help us launch this experimental 5G network and implement new use cases enabled by 5G Slice Management as a Service, ”he said Koen Vermeulen, Orange Group CIO and Orange Innovation IT and Services SVP.
Collaboration for a smarter, cloud-based future
“We are delighted to partner with Orange to build the next generation of agile, zero-touch networks. By doing so, we will be able to help shape a future where the differentiating element of operators will be the quality of the experience they offer to customers, “he said. Anthony Goonetilleke, group president of Media, Network and Technology di Amdocs.
“Orange’s vision of a 100% software-based network goes hand in hand with the advanced cloud-native architecture of our solutions. We will thus be able to offer the best quality of service in every situation. “” We are delighted to collaborate with Amdocs on the construction of the experimental 5G network in Orange, “he said. Fabio Cerone, Managing Director Telecom EMEA at AWS. “Together, we deliver a true cloud-native Business Supporting System that supports future-oriented Orange 5G use cases through AWS’s cloud-native agility, scalability and automation framework.”