Using its Subscriber Data Management (SDM) solution, Nokia implemented Home Location Register (HLR) modernization for Vodafone India SuperNet. The company claims it to be the world’s largest HLR modernization.
Under the modernization, Nokia is said to have consolidated subscriber databases across 17 circles covering over 200 million entries. The number of database hosting nodes was also reduced from 46 to 12.
“This is a big step towards delivering the Vodafone SuperNet experience to our customers. We believe we have executed the world’s fastest and largest subscriber database migration without any network or services disruption. Further, our customers will benefit from faster, more efficient provisioning. The increase in network resiliency will help us recover quickly in case of natural disasters,” said Vishant Vora, Director – Technology, Vodafone India.
Nokia’s SDM features Nokia’s One-NDS (Network Directory Server), capable of consolidating network-related subscriber data into a single unified platform to be shared across multiple applications. It also has a geo-redundancy feature, which will back-up the subscriber database in the HLR. This will safeguard the database in case of any incident like a network upgrade or natural disaster.
“We are excited to help Vodafone deliver the SuperNet experience. As operators are focusing on making their networks more agile and subscriber-centric, we are providing our customers with solutions to deliver a superior experience. This program is the result of a strong and enduring relationship with Vodafone India in which we share their vision for enhancing the customer experience and improving efficiency,” commented Sanjay Malik, Head of India Market, Nokia.