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Five Best Practices for Implementing Mobile Network Core Virtualization

Published: 11 May 2016

ID: G00301262

Analyst(s): Kosei Takiishi , Peter Liu


Virtualized Evolved Packet Core promises greater scalability, elasticity and flexibility. For success in vEPC transformation, a number of challenges must be overcome. Gartner provides a best-practice framework for CTO/chief technology and information officers of communications service providers.

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  • Key Challenges



  • Develop a Clear Set of Objectives for vEPC Implementation Aligned With Business Outcomes Vital to Your vEPC Strategy
    • Cost Optimization
    • Elastic Capacity on Demand
    • Multitenant Core to Support "vEPC-as-a-Service" Model
    • New Business Support — IoT
  • Evaluate and Adopt Emerging Technology Available That Improves Server Performance
  • Achieve "Quick Wins" by Taking a Phased Approach for Your vEPC Deployment Plan, Avoid Complex Integration
  • Invest in New Orchestration Architectures and Management Tools to Achieve Operation Efficiency
  • Create an Organization That Supports Infrastructure and Process Sharing

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