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Collaboration Accelerates Network Functions Virtualization

Proof-of-concept illustrates technology partnership between Cobham Wireless, Luxoft and Telefonica, enables the deployment and management of Virtual Network Functions (VNF) and applications

 

Stevenage, UK - Cobham Wireless, a global leader in the provision of advanced wireless coverage and mobile communication systems, Luxoft Holding, Inc, and Telefónica, today announced the successful results from the industry test and demonstration consisting of virtual network elements. The latter, will be conducted at many upcoming major industry events. This technological advance decreases time-to-market for Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Virtual Network Function (VNF) vendors.

 

The breakthrough was performed on Luxoft's Network Function Virtualization orchestration platform SuperCloud, using Telefónica's Open-VIM (Open Virtual Infrastructure Manager), part of the OpenMANO (Open MANagaement and Orchestration) stack that Telefónica released as Open Source in March 2015, and Cobham Wireless's TeraVM test solution in a VNF and VNF-Controller configuration.

 

The demonstration shows the "set-up, testing, and break-down" of a test bed consisting of virtual network elements, where the device under test could be either a Virtual Network Function (VNF) or a series of VNF's forming a Network Service. The same process is showcased at this week's ETSI NFV#13 event in Dublin, Ireland and the following week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

 

The successful proof of concept demonstrates that the partnership of Luxoft, Cobham Wireless and Telefónica can cover the full spectrum of steps necessary to orchestrate and automate the entire lifecycle of VNFs, which is integral to enabling faster time-to-market and reducing operational overhead.

 

"We are delighted to be leading the way in supporting the development and deployment of NFV and VNF technology with our market-leading TeraVM virtual test solution," said Robert Winters, TeraVM Director at Cobham Wireless. "This demonstration paves the way for widespread adoption of virtualized network technology anticipated during 2016 and beyond."

 

 "Luxoft is extremely excited about the maturation of our partnership in the increasingly demanding NFV ecosystem," said Vasiliy Suvorov, Luxoft's Vice President for Technology Strategy. "The two most important benefits shown during this demonstration, faster time-to-market and reduction of operational overhead, are applicable to carriers, operators, large and niche VNF vendors, and many others. We believe that the collaboration between Luxoft, Cobham Wireless, and Telefónica is one that is quite unique as we can serve essentially all aspects of the market, an unparalleled offering today."

 

"Supporting our customers in the agile roll-out of new services is of paramount importance to Telefónica," said Antonio Elizondo, Head of Network Virtualisation Strategy and Technology, Global CTO Unit, Telefónica. "Collaborations with industry players like Cobham Wireless and Luxoft shows how we can offer and increase our capability to provide a complete multi-vendor NFV solution where we can rely on Open Source projects acting as de facto standards."

 

The demonstration will be available to view at MWC at both the Luxoft Executive meeting room 2EMR.K5 in Hall 2 and at the Cobham Wireless booth in Hall 6 at Stand 6D50.

 

About Luxoft

 

Luxoft Holding, Inc (NYSE:LXFT) is a leading provider of software development services and innovative IT solutions to a global client base consisting primarily of large multinational corporations. Luxoft's software development services consist of core and mission critical custom software development and support, product engineering and testing, and technology consulting. Luxoft's solutions are based on its proprietary products and platforms that directly impact its clients' business outcomes and efficiently deliver continuous innovation. The Company develops its solutions and delivers its services from 27 dedicated delivery centers worldwide. It has over 10,000 employees across 30 offices in 16 countries in North America, Mexico, Western and Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, and South Africa. Luxoft is incorporated in Tortola, British Virgin Islands, has its operating headquarters office in Zug, Switzerland and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit  http://www.luxoft.com.

 

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