Press Release

Telefónica Group chooses AWS Outposts for 5G network core in Brazil

Bnamericas Published: Tuesday, May 10, 2022

This is a machine translation of Amazon Web Services' original press release in Portuguese

São Paulo, May 10, 2022 - The Telefónica Group, leader in the network virtualization market with operations in 10 countries around the world, has selected AWS Outposts to be part of the infrastructure of its cloud-native 5G network core in Brazil , aiming to implement autonomous 5G services. The initiative will optimize Vivo 's offer of 5G services to Brazilian customers.

AWS Outposts enable customers to run compute, storage, database and other services in on-premises environments while connecting to AWS' wide range of cloud services. This offering brings AWS' cloud-native infrastructure and operating models to virtually any data center. With AWS Outposts, customers can use the same APIs, control panel, tools and hardware as AWS to deliver a fully hybrid experience.

Telefónica will use the infrastructure, breadth and depth of AWS services to build a reliable, scalable, secure and cost-effective 5G cloud core that will enable rapid development and deployment of new products. Telefónica predicts that its 5G core will work in the cloud, in a hybrid environment between Vivo's infrastructure and AWS Outposts. This approach brings the best of both worlds to provide the low latency and high throughput required by User Plane Functions (UPFs) while benefiting from the scalability of the cloud.

With this initiative, Telefónica will use AWS telecommunications solutions to automate the implementation, management and operation of the containerized network functions of the AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service. Using AWS native managed services will reduce time to market by enabling the creation of value-added services in 5G, such as network slicing and edge computing.

"We reviewed and tested the most advanced hybrid cloud infrastructure solutions on the market and selected AWS for its mature and reliable cloud technology, as well as AWS' commitment to implementing the resources necessary for us to develop and operate workloads of This partnership will contribute to our strategy of building a new operating model for cloud-native networks", says Elmo Matos, Vivo's Planning Director.

"This is a big step for Vivo on its digital transformation journey and we are thrilled to have been chosen to implement its cloud-native 5G network core. By building its 5G network core on AWS Outposts, Vivo leads and indicates the path of adoption of cloud-native infrastructure for the entire industry, a model that offers full automation and elasticity at scale, taking advantage of the ability to dynamically allocate resources and capacity to meet the needs of its customers", comments Jan Hofmeyr, VP of AWS Edge Cloud.

About Vivo

Vivo is the commercial brand of Telefônica Brasil, the leading telecommunications company in the country, with 98.8 million accesses (4Q21), and its purpose is “Digitalizar para Approximar”.

Vivo is a digital hub, facilitating its customers' access to services in different areas, such as entertainment, sports, digital security, finance, health and education. It operates in the provision of fixed and mobile telecommunications services throughout the national territory and has a complete and convergent product portfolio for B2C and B2B customers. The company is present in 4,900 cities with 3G network, more than 4,400 with 4G - a segment in which it is a market share leader - and 2,900 cities with 4.5G network. In the mobile segment, Vivo has 83.9 million accesses and accounts for the largest market share in the segment (33%) in the country, according to the results of the quarterly balance sheet (4Q21).

Guided by constant innovation and the high quality of its services, Vivo is at the center of a digital transformation, which expands the autonomy, personalization and real-time choices of its customers, putting them in charge of their digital life, with security and reliability.

Telefônica Brasil is part of the Telefónica Group, one of the largest communications conglomerates in the world, with 369 million accesses. Aware of its responsibility to repay society for the trust it receives in the use of its services, the company relies on the Telefônica Vivo Foundation. In Brazil for 23 years, Fundação Telefônica Vivo is one of the main pillars of social responsibility in Vivo's ESG concept. Focusing on education in public schools, it contributes to the development and digital inclusion of students

About Amazon Web Services

For more than 15 years, Amazon Web Services has been the most comprehensive and widely adopted cloud offering in the world. AWS has been continually expanding its services to support virtually any workload in the cloud and now has over 200 full services for compute, storage, databases, networking, analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, security, hybrid, virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), developing, deploying and managing media and applications from 84 Availability Zones in 26 geographies, with plans announced for 24 more Availability Zones and eight more AWS Regions in Australia, Canada, India, Israel, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Arab Emirates. Millions of customers, including the fastest growing startups, the largest companies and top government agencies, trust AWS to power their infrastructure, become more agile and reduce costs. To learn more about AWS, visit the official website .

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