MTN, a leading emerging markets operator in Africa and the Middle East, has selected Nokia to drive its voice core evolution and network modernization in South Africa.
MTN South Africa will be leveraging Nokia’s 5G infrastructure and IMS for modernizing and expanding its Voice over Broadband, Voice over WiFi and Voice over LTE (VoLTE), a digital service over its LTE wireless high-speed data network.
Nokia IMS and VoLTE lay the foundation for Voice over 5G, a fundamental requirement for the introduction of 5G for mobile phones.
“This deployment allows us to provide the highest quality and fastest connectivity, including superior voice connectivity through VoLTE. Nokia is our longstanding partner and has been integral for us to bring the industry’s best services and products to our users and enhance customer experience,” Giovanni Chiarelli, Chief Technology and Information Officer at MTN South Africa, said.
“Communications service providers need to transform themselves into Digital Service Providers that are capable of offering customers fundamentally new user experiences. By adopting a cloud-based network foundation through Nokia, MTN enhances the customer network experience, as well as ensures flexibility and lower network management costs,” Raghav Sahgal, President of Cloud and Network Services, Nokia, said.