Vodafone and Huawei have opened a laboratory in Milan, Italy to drive core network innovation and to benefit customers.
The companies said that the Core Network Innovation Centre (CIC) in Milan is equipped with the new Huawei mobile and core network equipment and technologies to enhance innovation in core network services.
The combined collaborative research will aim to give both companies an edge in core network areas, such as mobile broadband, IMS (IP Multimedia Sub-system) and FMC (Fixed Mobile Convergence), for enabling timely market launch. The CIC represents Huawei’s primary investment in core network technologies in Europe, with the project underscoring the company’s close collaboration with the operator community.
Livio Borgogno of Vodafone, said: The CIC will ensure that Vodafone is able to maintain its position as an innovation leader within the core network, so that our customers will continue to benefit from the latest technology to improve and enhance their communications.”