Mobile operators are competing to add capacity and services quickly, yet are finding that their traditional hardware-based architectures make this endeavor too expensive and time-consuming. By moving to a virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC), operators can quickly react to market changes, reduce backhaul costs, and reduce services time to market by simplifying deployment, interoperability, and optimization.  

Mavenir vEPC Solution Brief

A recent IDC study shows that virtualizing the entire set of EPC functions enables the mobile network infrastructure to operate at a higher utilization rate of up to 87%, resulting in opex cost efficiencies of up to 25%. The study also shows that factors such as the extent of network virtualization and control/user plane separation–driven architectures can result in potential opex cost savings in the range of 20 to 40% over a five-year period.