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Antel to trial VMware Telco Cloud Platform for its 5G Architecture

Antel , a leading mobile operator in Uruguay , is working with VMware , for a use case driven trial using the VMware Telco Cloud Platform to support a Proof of Concept ( PoC ).

With the emergence of 5G , communications service providers ( CoSPs ) have the opportunity to develop new business models , and engage with a larger ecosystem of partners to deliver new and disruptive services that are more relevant in the digital world . This transformation requires a virtualized and containerized telco cloud architecture to modernize legacy networks .
CoSPs are selecting VMware ’ s horizontal multi-cloud platform for their implementations of 5G networks in South America . This cloud-native architecture will help Antel gain operational efficiencies and bring services and innovation to market faster . Using this integrated platform will allow Antel to deploy new network functions on the same Telco Cloud architecture from core to RAN to edge , enabling the scale and agility needed to deliver services on the 5G network .
This PoC between Antel and VMware was made possible with the help of AT Innovando Juntos , a local partner ; the three companies are working together to help Antel build a world class 5G network to support the growing demands of the consumer and enterprise customers in Uruguay .
Antel Uruguay has a steep history in implementing emerging technology to drive new service creation for strategic business development , improving logistics , and helping in the area of process improvement . Antel continues to push the boundaries of innovation and infrastructure deployment , being the first company to enable the first commercial 5G network in Latin America . This PoC is the next milestone in their journey to build their commercial 5G SA network in the near future .
“ To help with the rollout of 5G networks , VMware offers service providers a single platform to modernize their network infrastructure efficiently and cost effectively ,” said Sanjay Uppal , Senior Vice President and General Manager , Service Provider and Edge , VMware . “ VMware is proud to be an existing partner of Antel , and we look forward to helping them successfully trial the VMware Telco Cloud Platform .” p
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