Telefónica OnLife: lessons from a CORD pilot in Madrid
22 February 2019 | Research
"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.
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