Vodacom Mozambique: VMware Case Study
Vodacom Mozambique, a leading mobile network with more than seven million subscribers, has reinforced its commitment to developing innovative products that satisfy growing customer demand.
By transitioning fully to a virtualised VMware infrastructure for both its IT and telecommunications private clouds, Vodacom Mozambique says it has improved its time to market and reduced the time taken to deploy new customer solutions from eight months to almost real-time.
The African mobile market is dynamic and competitive, requiring service operators to be highly agile and fast to respond to competitors’ service offerings. As a result, Vodacom Mozambique wanted to take control of network innovation to help create new business models and accelerate time-to-market.
Working with VMware, the operator virtualised its IT infrastructure, and is now moving to a VMware solution-based Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) platform for its telecommunications cloud. Vodacom Mozambique is the first Vodafone subsidiary on the African continent to deploy such a comprehensive virtualization solution for its telco cloud.
“During the first two years of using VMware at a reduced capacity, we had a significantly more stable environment that proved it could comply with the rigorous standards of the Vodacom infrastructure requirements,” said Eduardo Cid de Morais, IT Systems Manager of Vodacom Mozambique.