Antel, the leading mobile operator in Uruguay, is working with VMware, a provider of multi-cloud services for all apps, for a use case-driven trial using the VMware Telco Cloud Platform to support a proof of concept (PoC).
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.
VMware notes that, with the emergence of 5G, communications service providers 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. Hence, it says, CSPs are selecting VMware’s horizontal multi-cloud platform for their implementations of 5G networks in South America.
The PoC between Antel and VMware was made possible with the help of AT Innovando Juntos, a local partner. VMware says the three companies are working together to help Antel build a world-class 5G network to support the growing demands of consumer and enterprise customers in Uruguay.