Vodafone Idea, Nokia to roll out SD-WAN services for enterprises

Vodafone Idea, Nokia to roll out SD-WAN services for enterprises
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17 Oct, 2019

Vodafone Idea business services (VIBS), the enterprise arm of telecom major Vodafone Idea, has entered into a partnership with telecom networking equipment company Nokia to launch software-defined networking in a wide area network (SD-WAN) services for start-ups and enterprises.

The companies claim the service will help startups and enterprises of all sizes access applications across multiple clouds, making them more agile and flexible. 

Under the deal, the telecom major will leverage services offered by Nokia. The services are built on Nokia’s  Nuage Networks virtualised services platform (VSP), which offers application-driven network to enterprises. The network constantly adapts to the real-time demands of cloud computing, mobility, and digitisation, Vodafone Idea said in a statement.

“The Virtualized Services Platform by Nokia’s Nuage Networks will enable Vodafone Idea to boost customer connectivity and aide their digital transformation journey,” said Nitin Dahiya, account director, Nokia India.

SD-WAN is a software-defined network for digital business to securely access applications in a multi-cloud environment.

The solution will also reduce operational costs for enterprises and it can be managed through a centralised portal, according to Nick Gliddon, chief enterprise business officer, Vodafone Idea Business Services.