The gateway, the first virtualized mobile gateway in North Africa, helps Ooredoo meet the growing data demand in the region, and provide new and innovative services like Internet of Things (IoT), in addition to enhanced broadband to its subscribers.
Nokia’s Cloud Mobile Gateway has been installed and placed into commercial service. Nokia will be deploying more gateways in the near future, the company said.
The Next Generation Core (NGC) is a service-based architecture that calls for the evolution of the core network. Deployment of the Cloud Mobile Gateway is one of the most important steps in this transformation.
The network will help Ooredoo Algeria deliver a seamless network experience across fixed and wireless access technologies.
Abdullatif Hamad Dafallah, chief executive officer at Ooredoo Algeria, said, “Collaboration with Nokia for this initiative will help us in transforming our networks for next generation mobile broadband services and reinforcing our technology leadership.”
The network upgrade will help Ooredoo support more users, devices and services over wireless and fixed access, Dafallah added.
Pierre Chaume, head of the North and West Africa Market Unit at Nokia, said, “The consumption of data is increasing across the world and telcos are grappling with ever-increasing demand for capacity. The deployment of the Cloud Mobile Gateway will help Ooredoo Algeria in the evolution of the core network to enable its customers to enjoy high-bandwidth services, delivered with the highest possible performance and reliability.”