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Vodafone UK chooses Oracle to support its 5G network

Telecommunications services provider Vodafone UK has announced it has chosen Oracle Communications to help it progress toward standalone 5G.

By using Oracle’s cloud-native network policy management solution as part of its 5G core, Vodafone UK said it will be able to make more intelligent policy decisions and quickly test and deploy new services.

“Moving to ‘cloud native’ is a culture shift as much as it is a technology shift for a tech comms company like Vodafone,” said Andrea Dona, chief network officer at Vodafone UK. “Our partners must demonstrate flexibility and agility, as well as aligning to our vision of how technology will augment and support tomorrow’s digital society.” 

Through the partnership, Oracle will help Vodafone provide its customer with a solution that offers a seamless experience across 4G and 5G networks while simultaneously delivering a smooth integration of new 5G services, such as VR/AR, live-streaming, or IoT.

The solution will be deployed by Oracle Communications consulting, Vodafone UK said. 

“5G undoubtedly opens the door for endless new ways to engage with our world, but intelligent policy management is the entryway to capitalise on these opportunities,” added Andrew Morawski, senior VP and general manager at Oracle Communications, Networks. “Our 5G and cloud capabilities are helping Vodafone to build a future-proof network that is automated, easier to scale, simpler to operate and more cost-effective.”