Nokia prepares Ooredoo Tunisia for 5G with mobile cloud core network project
Nokia today announced that Ooredoo Tunisia will deploy a native cloud-based cloud network and services based on Nokia's AirGile technology to power its existing 2G / 3G / 4G network to prepare for the transition to 5G.
Nokia's native AirGile cloud backbone will enable Ooredoo Tunisia to transition to 5G, launch and accelerate the delivery of new services and meet the growing demand for data and video
Nokia's IMS Cloud will enable Ooredoo to launch new voice services, such as VoLTE and VoBB
With 8.8 million subscribers and 40% market share, Ooredoo Tunisia is the largest mobile network operator in the country. Data consumption, excluding voice-only subscribers, has more than doubled in the last four years and is expected to triple by 2025 – a trend largely attributable to the adoption of smartphones and the consumption of videos, which have been multiplied by 5 since 2015.
The new virtualized central infrastructure will leverage the scalability, automation, and agility of native cloud networking solutions to reduce operational costs, increase network responsiveness to increased demand data and video, and accelerate the development of new services for the consumer market and the Tunisian business market. The native mobile cloud backbone will make services more affordable and responsive to demand, both in terms of capacity and faster delivery of innovative services to subscribers.
Nokia's native cloud backbone solution, which is an integral part of Nokia's end-to-end 5G offering, is essential to running a 5G network and can be deployed today in 4G networks. Cloudification network elements enable rapid, real-time scalability to address the immediate capacity demands of consumers and businesses, including urgent services for enterprise automation or support for enterprise sensors and devices. Internet of Things (IoT), as well as innovative voice services, such as voice over LTE (VoLTE) and voice over broadband (VoBB). This solution will dramatically improve phone calls as they transition from 2G / 3G to 4G to 5G.
The Nokia solution deployed under this agreement with Ooredoo Tunisia includes the following elements:
The native cloud-based central network based on Nokia's AirGile technology, which includes VoLTE and Packet Core products;
Nokia's Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI) built using the Nokia AirFrame cloud infrastructure and the Nokia CloudBand cloud management and orchestration stack; and
Nokia Nuage Networks Software Defined Networks (SDNs).