Vodafone moves to single backbone network

Vodafone has reached the final stages of what it calls its ‘Redstream Evolution’ project, which the company describes as a “significant upgrade investment to converge all mobile, home broadband and business customers onto a single, future-proofed network.”

Redstream Evolution is the name given to the company’s new edge based SDN backbone network. Vodafone previously managed three separate sets of infrastructure, which, with this latest move, it has now reduced to one.

According to a statement, this change has occurred in order to “benefit from economies of scale… and further reduce the environmental impact of network operations.” The company has started connecting home broadband, mobile and business customers to the converged network.

Discussing the initiative, Vodafone UK chief network officer, Andrea Dona, said: “Redstream Evolution is a significant investment to modernise [the] Vodafone network, creating a new express superhighway. [It will bring] more than enough capacity to deliver an amazing network experience for customers today, while also staying well ahead of future data traffic demands.

“This will be crucial as our home broadband customer base continues to grow, and more of our business customers go through digital transformation programmes. [Also] 5G and IoT usage rapidly increases the amount of data we use each day.”

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