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Italtel designs, develops and implements products and solutions for next-generation networks and communications services. Its offer is based on proprietary products, engineering and network consultancy services, managed services and solutions such as VoIP, Unified Communications & Collaboration, HD video, interconnect solutions, Next Generation Data Center, Mobile Broadband and IoT solutions.

SDN, NFV and WebRTC are among the focus areas of its R&D activities.

Thanks to a strong technological leadership, result of constant efforts in R&D, Italtel is both an historical network equipment provider for major telecommunications operators worldwide and an innovative vendor and system integrator of ICT solutions for business and Government.

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Italtel is involved in Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) providing both proprietary products and integrated solutions as a System Integrator. The adoption of a virtualization layer for the deployment of proprietary products began in 2010 with the virtualized Softswitch, now in operation in many different networks. Italtel is full ETSI member participating to the ETSI Industry Study Group for NFV and it is also participating in different international research projects in this area.

The Service Providers market is the target market segment for the adoption of NFV and SDN solutions (for implementing VoLTE, VoWiFi, WebRTC solutions) with solutions such as the "All IP Voice" and the "Enterprise Telephony as a Service". This approach is also promising for the adoption of Italtel products and solutions in the Enterprises networks (e.g. UCC solutions).

Main Italtel products available as VNFs are shown in the figure.



Customer success stories

Italtel has several early-NFV deployments, being based on a series of VNFs on a NFV Infrastructure:

NFV Real case #1

Brasilian MNO – National Transit Network (both for fixed and mobile networks) optimization including six Softswitch nodes (i-MCS) implemented as VNFs, and a centralized Routing and Policy server (i-RPS)

NFV Real case #2

German F&MNO – (Vodafone Germany) Virtual NGN Project (vNGN). Full virtualization of a NGN at "feature parity" with previously physical nodes including also a VoLTE solution for fixed subscribers (LTE coverage for sparsely populated areas). Read more

NFV Real case #3

Interconnection & IMS transit layer for a major Service Provider in Italy, including SBC (NetMatch-S), i-MCS and centralized i-RPS

NFV Real case #4

French F&MNO – Class4 and Class5 Network Evolution. Class 5 Softswitch migration

Centralized Routing and Policy Web-based Communications On Italtel SBC
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