The Korean Samsung and Israeli Amdocs announced a number of joint initiatives to accelerate the transition of telecommunications service providers to open cloud networks that provide the freedom and flexibility needed to innovate and improve the provision of G5 services in the market, with greater speed, scope and coverage for both private and business customers .
Amdocs and Samsung Networks (Samsung Networks) will collaborate in the integration process (onboarding) and integrate virtual network functions so that telecommunications service providers can take advantage of Samsung's G5 network with Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP - open network automation platform) Leading in the open source industry. The collaboration will begin with Samsung's Virtual Central Unit (vCU) and expand into additional areas during the implementation of a comprehensive program, which includes components of the G5 core, and will help telecommunications service providers realize end-to-end G5 cloud support to meet their business requirements, today and in the future.
Both companies will also explore the possibility of providing relevant network services, such as vRAN launch and integration and enabling solutions for virtualization of related network functions. Virtual network functions managed by a comprehensive automation and coordination platform will provide telecommunications service providers with a rich set of new and innovative deployable, discoverable and expandable services and provide new ways to generate revenue (monetization) from the network.
"Partnering with Amdocs on ONAP enables us to accelerate an important transition to dynamic, software-driven architecture that will allow networks to adapt to the ever-changing needs of users and network conditions," said Jehu Jion, senior vice president and R&D director of the network division of Samsung Electronics "As we continue to advance the G5 business, we are also accelerating ONAP adoption and deployment of G5 networks to enrich the G5 ecosystem."
"Along with accelerating the deployment of G5 networks, telecommunications service providers are taking the opportunity to rebuild their network architecture as an open, virtual, cloud-based and artificial intelligence (AI) network," said Anthony Gontilica, president of Media Group, Networking and Technology. "In collaboration with Samsung, Amdocs contributes its expertise in enterprise ONAP and gated software and integrates them with Samsung's advanced solutions for G5 networks to enable telecommunications service providers to quickly launch new services."