Vodafone launches a digital twin with the help of Esri, AWS and ROK Technologies

Vodafone, a technology communications company, has collaborated with Esri and AWS to develop a nationwide digital twin for its UK mobile network. The platform, built on Amazon Web Services, is designed to enhance Vodafone’s nationwide 5G rollout and supplemental services.

To make data-driven decisions, Vodafone had earlier relied on Esri’s geographic information system (GIS) to determine the ideal location of cell towers and improve mobile coverage.

However in an effort to optimize the UK network rollout, Vodafone developed a location intelligence platform for understanding what its UK network looked like.

This digital twin is the first UK national digital twin to be built to support telecom infrastructure deployment

“Optimizing the model was crucial to user experience,” says Alvaro Silgado, head of GIS at NTT DATA Spain, which helped with data loading, optimization, visualization, and integration. “We made use of the i3S GIS data container specification to create a ready-to-use cache with all the buildings and vegetation that could be stored directly in an Amazon S3 bucket. Portal for ArcGIS can directly consume the data from the Amazon S3 bucket, avoiding server usage and making a faster service for such a large amount of data.”


Congratulations to our ROK Technologies’ client for paving the way with Esri and AWS! 

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