Oracle, has recently announced the release of four fully virtualized network functions (VNF) solution portfolio for Communications Service Providers (CSP). These Network Function Virtualization-enabled products - Oracle Communications Policy Management, Oracle Communications Converged Application Server, Oracle Communications Services Gatekeeper, and Oracle Communications Session Border Controller - are aimed at helping CSPs to conquer the layers of complexity inherent in bridging physical and virtual environments as they continue on their journey toward NFV.
According to Oracle, the newest version of Oracle Communications Policy Management is a key component in the deployment of next-generation LTE networks. As network virtualization continues to advance, CSPs require the flexibility, reliability, and depth of feature functionality that enables them to evolve their networks through LTE, Voice over LTE (VoLTE), IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) and virtualization. In addition, the solution is designed to enable tight integration with charging and billing systems, to provide valuable network insights via an integrated policy analytics solution and to allow providers to serve all subscribers from a single policy management instance regardless of network access type.