The European operator, Tele2 has chosen Nokia’s Cloud Packet Core solution to deliver mobile broadband services. The solution will be first deployed across operator’s networks in Croatia, followed by Sweden, the Baltic States, Austria, the Netherlands and Kazakhstan.
Commenting on the new association, Basil Alwan, president of IP/Optical Networks at Nokia said, “Like all leading operators, Tele2 is building out its packet core network to address the growth of consumer mobile broadband and an evolution path to 5G. Nokia is a packet core innovator and our cloud-native solution will allow Tele2 to connect a greater number and variety of devices and deliver a broader range of services.”
“We look forward to helping our customer transform its mobile network infrastructure so they can offer new services faster, ensure scalability and performance, and evolve with confidence,” he added.
Tele2 has a huge global customer base of 16 million spanning across Europe and Asia. The advanced design of Nokia’s Cloud Packet Core solution will enable the service provider to adopt automated cloud networking and thereby, providing the flexibility, scale, and performance to address the demands of mobile broadband evolution.
Nokia’s Cloud Packet Core solution comprises of the Cloud Mobility Manager and Cloud Mobile Gateway, running on an open OpenStack (TM) Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) infrastructure. Tele2 can also lay a foundation for 5G and advanced IoT solution via this solution. Nokia will also provide the necessary professional service expertise to deploy the solution.