How to Validate and Ensure a Successful Virtual EPC Deployment

A Complete, 4-Step Validation Process for Mobile Carriers Upgrading to a vEPC

A Spirent White Paper

The emergence of new mobile services such as voice over LTE (VoLTE) and the Internet of Things (IoT) is prompting mobile carriers to evaluate the future-readiness of their deployed infrastructure. 

Their goal is to find a cost-effective way to manage the coming increase in demand and network capacity, without compromising quality or network resilience. For many, the answer is to upgrade from a physical Evolved Packet Core (EPC) to a virtualized version, thus creating a flexible, software-based network infrastructure that can support affordable and fast service innovation and expansion. 

Virtualizing the EPC brings with it a complex set of technical challenges that mobile carriers will need to overcome. This paper describes those challenges, and sets out a 4-step validation methodology to guarantee a successful vEPC deployment, as well as optimal management of the live network. Learn about these four crucial steps—each of which encompasses a set of mobile core key performance indicators—and more.


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