virtualized Evolved Packet Core
A virtualized evolved packet core (vEPC) is a mobile-core network system that accommodates LTE access systems. Powered by a carrier-grade virtualization platform and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) technology, NEC/Netcracker's vEPC optimizes mobile operators' TCO and service quality.
- Onboard new customers faster.
- Improve collaboration with third-party software application vendors.
- Bring new services to market faster.
- Deliver individually tailored services faster.
- Optimize carrier-grade performance.
- Leverage scalable and resilient mobile data networks.
- Minimize time-consuming appliance installations.
- Enhance scalability and reliability by using COTS hardware.
- Maximize mobile core bandwidth efficiency.
- Optimize OPEX through centralized network management in multivendor, multitechnology environments.
- Reduce Equipment Costs :
Instead of using dedicated hardware, vEPC virtualizes all functions on a general-purpose IA server.
- Enable Flexible and Scalable Hardware Allocation :
Software optimizes the allocation of server and network resources for each service on the virtualization platform.
- Simplify System Maintenance :
vEPC can deliver all services on general-purpose IA servers, resulting in reduced maintenance costs.
- Open Interface :
vEPC works in an open network functions virtualization infrastructure (NFVI) environment.
- Improved stability through the use of field-proven EPC applications.
- Can be deployed on a single service for minimum configurations or on multiple services for large-scale networks.
- Flexible application deployment designed to meet various demands.