Vodafone boosts global network with SDN upgrade

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Vodafone has made a significant software upgrade across its global transport network, increasing capacity and futureproofing its infrastructure against anticipated demand from consumer and broadband customers.

The operator applied Software Defined Networking (SDN) across its IP and optical networks, creating automated and programmable infrastructure that orchestrates and directs mobile and fixed data traffic.

SDN and automation are essential if operators are going to cope with the anticipated growth in traffic, support huge numbers of devices, and introduce and provision new services at scale that is beyond human capability.

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