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What’s Telco Cloud Platform?

VMware Telco Cloud Platform™ — 5G Edition is a cloud-native platform powered by field-proven VMware Telco Cloud Infrastructure™ coupled with automation, providing a cloud-first approach that delivers operational agility for virtual, cloud-native 5G, and Edge network functions. Telco Cloud Platform helps Communication Service Providers (CSPs) expedite the innovation cycle to deliver new applications and services, reduce operational complexities, and achieve substantial TCO savings over other approaches, further accelerating CSPs’ cloud modernization journey to 5G.

The Telco Cloud Infrastructure components, their interactions with each other, and how they meet CSP requirements are described in the Telco Cloud Reference Architecture Guide.

The following diagram illustrates the building blocks of the Telco Cloud and the VMware products that exist within each tier.
Figure 1. Building Blocks of VMware Telco Cloud
Building Blocks of VMware Telco Clouid

Major Features of Telco Cloud Platform

  • CI/CD Pipeline Integrations: Deploys, redeploys, and upgrades network functions quickly and reliably, achieving telco-grade resiliency and always-on service availability.

  • Service-Aware Infrastructure: Optimizes resource utilization and increases agility by gaining real-time awareness across every aspect of the telco cloud from infrastructure availability to service requirements.

  • Tailored Design and Onboarding: Creates optimized network function and service Topology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications (TOSCA) templates compliant with ETSI standards using a visual blueprint composer.

  • Lifecycle Management: Improves operational efficiency by automating provisioning and managing of infrastructure, network functions, and services.

  • Streamlined Deployment and Maintenance: Accelerates service deployment, simplifies upgrades, and reduces overall costs by transforming integration-intensive projects into efficient product deployment.

  • Automation: Determines where and when network functions should be deployed, decommissioned, and moved by combining Service-Aware Infrastructure and Lifecycle Management capabilities.

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