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Telefónica OnLife: lessons from a CORD pilot in Madrid

Caroline Chappell Research Director

"Telefónica is exploring the potential of the multi-access edge to deliver a range of new services using an open platform and low-cost open-source hardware."

Telefónica is innovating in a number of network areas to reduce capex and opex in an era of relentless, video-driven traffic growth and flat ARPU. This case study focuses on Telefónica's edge pilot in Madrid, which has successfully demonstrated a number of innovative features, provides a promising platform for new service development and is about to be scaled out.

This case study provides:

  • a description of the Telefónica OnLife Networks edge pilot using central office rearchitected as a data centre (CORD) and open compute project concepts
  • a discussion of Telefónica’s services strategy for the edge
  • an evaluation of the criteria for success
  • benefits of the edge pilot.