Nokia to assist Etisalat for its Cloud program

Etisalat Misr customer in Egypt
Telecom gear maker Nokia announced its deal with Etisalat to supply Nuage Networks Virtualized Network Services (VNS) SD-WAN solution.

Nuage Networks VNS, which will be a key element in the cloud transformation program of the telecom operator, enables Etisalat to provide automated, dynamic, programmable and more efficient services to its enterprise customers.

Nokia said the VSN SD-WAN solution will enable Etisalat engineers to ensure self-service ordering and configuration of services. Ability to manage and control based on the individual requirements of the enterprise is yet another feature of the SD-WAN solution.

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Etisalat, one of the leading telecom operators in the Middle East, launched a corporate-wide program to cloudify the network, dubbed Sahaab – an Arabic word that translates to cloud. The program aims to harmonize hardware-centric telecom services with software-centric cloud services across the corporation.

Esmaeel Alhammadi, senior vice president – Network Development, Etisalat, said: “The Nuage Networks SD-WAN solution will play a key role in enabling us to make our network services agile and adaptive, enabling us to offer a differentiated service experience to our enterprise customers.”