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This telecoms case study explores how Verizon is leveraging network virtualization to orchestrate new offerings and rapidly launch them to enterprises around the world.

Telecoms case study with Verizon

Ericsson Dynamic Orchestration is enabling Verizon to holistically govern, manage and orchestrate hybrid client networks in near real time, turning legacy networks into elastic infrastructures that are lightweight, programmable and more adaptable.

Based on our close collaboration with Verizon, the solution has been applied to Verizon’s key Enterprise Services market and the award-winning Verizon Virtual Network Services (VNS) orchestration solution

Enterprise services market

In this segment, a fast time to market and rapid introduction of new services is a business priority. Dynamic Orchestration enables the launch of multiple VNFs and VNF-based services with the ability to scale up or down based on an individual customer’s need.

Dynamic Orchestration can support thousands of data centers on Verizon enterprise customer’s side and thousands of VNFs on Verizon’s data center side. It also allows the operator to just as rapidly scale down or move to other data centers as circumstances warrant.

But is that all?

Onboarding and provisioning of services is just one aspect of the solution. Closed-loop policy-based assurance is also an essential part of the platform that helps Verizon to detect and correct many network issues automatically and dynamically.

Finally, Dynamic Orchestration has eliminated a large degree of manual processes for the operator while providing the ability to offer its business customers flexible commercial terms — helping capture new revenue.

Benefits to Verizon

The Dynamic Orchestration solution is helping Verizon quickly and cost efficiently introduce its Virtual Network Services (VNS) based on software-defined networking technology. This digital transformation helps speed up the next evolution of virtual network services for Verizon customers around the world.

  • Dynamic Orchestration drives rapid delivery of digital enterprise services.
  • Ericsson’s VNF Factory helps stimulate innovation by enabling third-party partners to create, test and on-board virtual network functions.
  • Verizon customers can now take advantage of self-service ordering and configuration, end-to-end automation and flexible payment models.

A few statistics on revenue and cost benefits:

  • fast launch of services;
  • network creation time reduced from months to days;
  • faster customer provisioning; and
  • more efficient workforce.

Ericsson Dynamic Orchestration

The Verizon solution is based on Ericsson’s orchestration offering combined with our consulting and systems integration services. The combination of Ericsson Cloud Manager as resource orchestrator, Ericsson Order Care as service workflow engine, and Ericsson Dynamic Activation for service configuration provides the foundation for the Verizon orchestration engine. The VNF Factory enables efficient onboarding and validation of VNFs into Verizon’s ecosystem, while helping reduce time to market for new Verizon enterprise services.

Here’s why Verizon implemented dynamic orchestration to help enable the rapid launch of new offerings for enterprises:

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About The Author

Director of Product Marketing

Laurie Spiegel is Director of Product Marketing supporting the Ericsson Digital Support Systems portfolio. Laurie is currently focused on service and resource orchestration solutions for greater service, network and IT agility. Her expertise in technology, operations, and systems comes from her many years leading consulting engagements helping service providers develop, assess and execute strategies such as network modernization, market entry and new service deployment.

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