NSN to supply LTE network to Avantel

Telecom equipment vendor Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) will supply infrastructure for 4G LTE network to Colombian mobile service provider Avantel.

Announcing the LTE deal today, NSN said it will supply radio and core network equipment as well as build and operate services that assist Avantel subscribers in Bogota to benefit from advanced mobile broadband services.

The company did not announce the size of the 4G deal.

“We aim to transform Colombia’s communications landscape with this next-generation LTE network – one that will open up a world of new high-speed services for our customers in Bogota,” said Raul Amaya, chief strategy officer at Avantel.

As per the build-operate-transfer agreement, NSN will deliver LTE network using its Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Stations and Evolved Packet Core (EPC).

NSN will deploy its Subscriber Data Management (SDM) solution including New Technology Home Location Register (NT-HLR) and One-NDS for a centralized database repository that is independent of the application used.

NSN to supply LTE network to Avantel

In a statement, NSN said it will also supply its ATCA-based Mobile Voice Core solution, which, in the first phase of the roll out, will be implemented with CSFB voice call features to ensure voice services for LTE customers.

In the second phase of the network roll out in Columbia, NSN will deploy its IMS solution to enable the implementation of VoLTE for providing high-definition voice services to Avantel’s subscribers.

NSN will provide its NetAct management system to ensure consolidated configuration, monitoring and network optimization for Avantel’s radio and core network. The Performance Manager will enable 360 degree insight to network performance.

Ricardo Palacios, head of Andean Local Operators customer team at NSN, said: “Leveraging our knowhow in setting up LTE networks across the globe, we will set an industry benchmark in Colombia with Avantel’s new network.”

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