Nokia helps Vodafone India modernize HLR database

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Telecom network and software major Nokia India today announced the modernization of Home Location Register (HLR) database for Vodafone India SuperNet.

Nokia claims that this is the world’s largest project for modernization of Home Location Register (HLR) database.

The modernization entailed consolidating subscriber databases across 17 circles covering over 200 million entries. The number of database hosting nodes was also reduced from 46 to 12, improving efficiencies, enhancing performance and optimizing costs.

Nokia implemented its Subscriber Data Management (SDM) solution, featuring Nokia’s One-NDS (Network Directory Server), consolidating network-related subscriber data into a single unified platform to be shared across multiple applications.

Nokia’s Systems Integration Services team migrated HLR database without disruption to Vodafone India’s network and its 200 million subscribers.

Nokia’s SDM technology’s geo-redundancy feature ensures that the subscriber database of one location is backed-up in the HLR of another in case of any incident like a network upgrade or natural disaster – delivering a seamless network experience and ensuring business continuity for the Vodafone SuperNet.

“We believe we have executed the world’s fastest and largest subscriber database migration without any network or services disruption. 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.

Vodafone India on Tuesday announced its 5-year IT services deal with IBM.

Sanjay Malik, head of India Market, Nokia, said: “As telecom operators are focusing on making their networks more agile and subscriber-centric, we are providing our customers with solutions to deliver a superior experience.”