Vodafone Idea is expanding its Network as a Platform agreement with Mavenir, enabling a distributed presence across all the major industrial, commercial, and services clusters in India.
This partnership aims to build a universal secured cloud capable of hosting multiple tenants and third-party applications, as well as a fully automated platform that enables self-provisioning of various workloads. Finally, the companies will set up a joint innovation lab and team that will innovate on chipset, operating system, and work at application level to offer unique APIs and enable new use cases and experience to Vodafone Idea customers.
“Vodafone Idea has the largest Edge Cloud deployment in India. Our partnership with Mavenir will enable continued innovation in optimising data path algorithms for VOLTE. We look forward to setting up a joint lab and an agile team that will enable onboarding third party applications on our distributed cloud”, said Vishant Vora, CTO, Vodafone Idea, whose team is spearheading this initiative.
The partnership has led to contextualisation of software algorithms, leading to unprecedented efficiencies. Vodafone Idea and Mavenir’s partnership has been extended to include collaboration with chipset manufacturers and Operating System providers. The stack being deployed is all open source and benefits from consistent innovation led by the global open community.
“The next frontier in our partnership will be to extend the platforms deployed to host new applications serving IOT and CDN use cases. We plan to build platforms that can host varied OS and varied workloads. We aim to automate deployment and assurance and thereby extend self-provisioning capability for Vodafone Idea customers,” said Pardeep Kohli, President and CEO Mavenir.