Vi on Wednesday announced its partnership with Cisco to deploy it’s fully virtualized Ultra Packet Core across India to accelerate digital transformation. The collaboration will simplify and automated Vi’s network to support 4G and in the future 5G use cases. It will also offer a better quality experience for its consumer, retail, and enterprise customers.
Vi is working with Cisco to design and build a cost efficient network architecture to drive greater speed to market with emerging opportunities in 4G & 5G, cloud, and IoT.
Cisco’s Ultra Packet Core will allow Vi to deploy innovative new software applications and services including Voice-over-Wi-Fi (VoWiFi). Cisco Ultra Packet Core will offer greater performance and capacity for Vi’s network through automation and analytics helping Vi reach and connect more people and devices faster.
“We are committed to providing seamless connectivity to our customers and enhancing user experiences, empowered by an intelligent and automated network,” said Jagbir Singh, Chief Technology Officer, Vodafone Idea Ltd. “As part of our digital transformation journey, we are happy to partner with Cisco to bring innovative new services to more people in the digital era.”
“The strong, trusted relationship between Vi and Cisco sits at the heart of this exciting deployment,” said Adam MacHale, Vice President of EMEAR Service Provider, Cisco.
“Vi is committed to delivering best-in-class services to their subscribers and bridging the digital divide that separates urban from rural areas. Success depends upon a highly resilient, secure, and scalable network infrastructure that can meet any challenge or opportunity. This is a significant step forward in India’s transformation journey. It puts Vi in a strong position to take benefit of the future opportunities that 5G, cloud and IoT services will bring, supporting critical industry sectors such as healthcare and education.”