Bell launches ‘Virtual Network Services’ platform for enterprise customers

The carrier will be the first Canadian telecom to offer Cisco's ‘software-defined wide area network solution’

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Montreal-based national telecom service provider Bell has announced the launch of a new ‘Virtual Network Services’ platform.

According to an October 18th, 2018 media release, U.S. tech conglomerate Cisco will provide Bell’s first Virtual Network Function: a software-defined wide area network solution powered by Cisco Viptela.

Bell expects its VNS platform to provide its enterprise customers with a “catalogue of on-demand network functions that reside securely in Bell’s private cloud.”

“Bell VNS is a revolutionary way for business customers to adapt their networks quickly and efficiently while reducing their hardware expenses,” said Tom Little, president of Bell business markets, in the same October 18th media release.

“The Bell VNS service experience offers a new level of control, flexibility and automation through software-driven networks.”

Bell is reportedly the first service provider in Canada to launch a VNS platform.

VNS platforms are designed to allow companies to scale up their networks without needing to invest in more hardware. Instead, thanks to cloud computing, organizations are able to build out network security and service offerings while only paying VNS platform providers for what’s used.

Source: Bell