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Cirrus Core Networks Selects Epsilon to Support its NFV Based LTE Infrastructure

By Michael Guta August 09, 2016

Next generation mobile services require a network infrastructure that is much smarter than traditional hardware based systems. As more solutions continue to use hosted services, and smart mobile devices access these services 24 hours a day, companies like Cirrus Core Networks have to continue to innovate with Network Function Virtualization (NFV) for Mobile Network Operators (MNO). The company announced it has selected Epsilon, a global communication service provider, to support its NFV based LTE mobile core infrastructure platform with intelligent networking and cloud connectivity.

Communications, applications, content and cloud service providers rely on Epsilon to provide connectivity and infrastructure outsourcing solutions. The company allows its customers to deliver mission critical, high performance applications and communication services around the world with an underlying network infrastructure that has intelligent application layers managed by industry expertise.

Cirrus Core Networks has already used Epsilon's services by deploying global hubs at its facilities in London, Miami, Hong Kong and Singapore. This time around it is going to be used to provide an NFV-based Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) for the delivery of next-generation mobile services with Epsilon’s Intelligent Network eXchange (eINX) to support Cirrus Core Network’s global SIP trunking and SIP to TDM requirements for Voice over LTE (VoLTE).

Cirrus Core Networks operates an all IP platform that has been designed to fully take advantage of software-based infrastructure that is being created today. This eliminates the capital and operational expenditure required to run network hardware while at the same time delivering new levels of scalability and flexibility. The company provides MNO's virtual Evolved Packet Core (EPC), virtual IMS with VoLTE/VoWi-Fi, and management and orchestration (MANO) platform with a fully hosted pay-as-you-go model.

“We chose Epsilon because it has one of the largest interconnect bases and global network coverage of any operator in the world. Its facilities and intelligent networks are a perfect match for our disruptive business model and innovative solutions. MNOs want simple and flexible solutions for rolling out VoLTE, M2M and other next-gen services and Epsilon helps us to deliver that,” said Adam Crane, CEO at Cirrus Core Networks.

Epsilon's cloud connectivity platform will deliver simple, fast and private access to Cirrus' cloud with a pay-per-use model, giving MNOs, mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs), IPX and machine-to-machine (M2M) operators greater control in how they introduce new products and services to market as well as using their infrastructure with more efficiency.

Epsilon Intelligent Network eXchange (eINX) provides a service-aware (voice, video, data) transit layer with an end-to-end QoS and visibility into network, session, system, KPI and SLA statistics. It gives operators session management (switching), visibility and security as they migrate to IP-based networks and interconnects.

According to Epsilon, using the NFV platform will give operators the ability to quickly and dramatically scale to deliver an almost limitless amount of M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) deployments.

The mobile market is going to be facing more challenges as more powerful smart mobile devices enter the marketplace and 5G networks come online. With NFV, operators will be able to address these challenges as the next evolution in mobile fast approaches.

Edited by Alicia Young

Contributing Writer

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