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OpenCloud selected by Vodafone Netherlands to support LTE launch

OpenCloud
Tuesday 09 April 13

Telecoms software innovator OpenCloud today announced that Vodafone Netherlands has chosen its open-standards based Rhino products to support the forthcoming launch of Vodafone’s LTE services. OpenCloud’s support of the deployment of LTE services follows an agreement that was signed in December 2012. OpenCloud will supply Vodafone with its Rhino SIS service…

Telecoms software innovator OpenCloud today announced that Vodafone Netherlands has chosen its open-standards based Rhino products to support the forthcoming launch of Vodafone’s LTE services.

OpenCloud’s support of the deployment of LTE services follows an agreement that was signed in December 2012. OpenCloud will supply Vodafone with its Rhino SIS service-broker/SCIM and Rhino Sentinel to help converge services between legacy GSM and LTE domains in order to ensure continuity of service for all Vodafone’s subscribers regardless of handset capabilities and LTE coverage. The Netherlands spectrum auction ended in December 2012 and it is anticipated that the successful bidders will quickly roll-out LTE service.

“Fast-paced evolution to LTE and LTE voice services requires an intelligent balance of quick-win and long-term strategy” observes Jeff Gordon, CEO of OpenCloud, “The standards and best-practices for delivering telco grade voice services on LTE are still to be established. Rhino enables Vodafone to span between legacy and LTE networks to create a powerful, flexible solution that facilitates early launch of LTE services. Importantly, Rhino also enables agile, cost-effective evolution as new best-practices and standards emerge.”

“OpenCloud is helping us to launch LTE services to our subscribers” says Roger Curfs, IT project lead LTE at Vodafone Netherlands, “but time-to-market must be achieved without degradation in the user-experience for voice services. We selected OpenCloud Rhino to deliver proven carrier-grade solutions to enable this.” He continues, saying “Longer-term strategy is important too, and in that regard the open-nature of OpenCloud’s products gives us the freedom to evolve and enhance services ourselves. OpenCloud offers the future-proof flexibility required to enable Vodafone to create and migrate differentiated services that fit our business and consumer customer’s needs.”

OpenCloud Rhino facilitates the rapid and cost effective development and extension of differentiated telecom services for existing legacy and IP networks. Traditional telecoms equipment is closed and proprietary, so only the equipment manufacturer can change the function it performs, making innovation and operator-defined differentiation impractically expensive and slow. OpenCloud’s mission is to enable telecoms operators to break free from those restrictions. OpenCloud’s products are open so that the network operator and their chosen third party developers can enhance the telecom services delivered, and they can create entirely new services as required for their market.


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