TIM Brasil is aiming to virtualise its data centres by the end of 2021 using Nokia AirFrame servers featuring new, second generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors.
TIM is the first operator in Latin America to adopt the AirFrame technology for its data centre servers to improve server capacity and deliver better service quality, internet access and video consumption for its users across Brazil.
The agreement represents a major step in TIM Brasil’s cloud and digitalisation journey, supported by Nokia, as the operator creates advanced services for its customers. The deployment consists of 1000 state-of-the-art AirFrame servers, virtualising network functions to guarantee better customer experience.
Alongside the creation of edge data centres, the agreement with Nokia also signals important progress for TIM Brazil as a company as it moves towards 5G, a requirement of which is evolving to a cloud core for network activities. The second generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors were launched globally on 2 April 2019, and this agreement marks the first use of the new generation in Latin America.
Leandro Monteiro, Nokia Sales Director in Brazil, said: “Nokia’s unique solution, designed to support precisely this evolution to 5G, will give TIM Brasil a crucial ongoing competitive advantage as they evolve their core networks into cloud.”
Leonardo Capdeville, TIM CTIO, said: “Virtualisation is important to improve user experience in our network, which will count with more speed and data usage stability. With this core virtualisation, TIM is leading with a 5G pilot project over the network. This process also allows us to strengthen our customers’ data protection.”
Lisa Spelman, Vice President and General Manager Intel Xeon Processors and Data Center Marketing, said: “5G communications networks are being built today with a data-centric, edge-enabled approach using high-performance Intel architecture platforms as their foundation. Nokia AirFrame servers featuring second generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors give TIM Brasil the opportunity to deliver advanced digital services and compelling experiences to their customers throughout Brazil.”