Vivo, the largest mobile operator in Brazil, was having a processing-capacity crisis due to its tenfold growth since 2003. The company upgraded to Intec’s Inter-mediatE v6 mediation technology to solve the problem.
Intec allowed Vivo, the former joint venture of Portugal Telecom and Telefónica Móviles, and now owned wholly by Spain’s Telefónica, to standardize on commodity hardware running Linux to generate a 90 percent savings in hardware upgrade expenses as well as future annual utility savings. It also provided the processing headroom to support Vivo’s future growth.
The high-density blade hardware requires less money to replace, less space, and less power to operate. Additionally, by standardizing all of its regions and operations on Inter-mediatE v6, Vivo was able to reduce the overall application instances requiring maintenance and better utilize its skilled resources.
“Implementing blade technology reduced our anticipated costs of upgrading hardware by more than 65 percent, which was a huge savings," said Agenor Leão, director of business relations and solutions for Vivo. “Our data throughput exceeds our minimum requirements by 20 percent or more, with no concerns about being able to accommodate future volumes."
This generous processing headroom is critical in today’s modern mobile service environment, and especially in Latin America, one of the world’s fastest growing region in terms of mobile data traffic. As demand grows for smart handsets and the applications they enable, mobile content services are quickly becoming an integral part of every mobile operator’s offerings.
“The significant cost savings and performance increases Vivo will achieve with this latest upgrade further strengthens our long-term relationship with Vivo. By upgrading to Inter-mediate v6, which is the latest mediation technology available in the market, Vivo is well positioned for unprecedented subscriber and service growth at minimal hardware cost, as well as to maintain its market-leading position," said Ian Watterson, vice president Americas at Intec.