Ooredoo Qatar selects Nokia to build cloud native core network

Ooredoo Qatar has selected Nokia to build a 5G cloud native core network to enhance the delivery of mobile broadband services.
Ooredoo Qatar 5GOoredoo Qatar’s engineers will deploy Nokia solution at its datacenters in Doha. Ooredoo Qatar will deploy Nokia AirFrame, CloudBand, voice and Cloud Packet Core VNFs, and Nuage Networks Software Defined Network (SDN) in the core network, Bernard Najm, head of the Middle East Market Unit at Nokia, said.

Ooredoo Qatar is waiting for the availability of 5G devices to roll out 5G services in the near future.

“The modernization of our core network will enhance our capabilities to innovate with new services. It will help us to meet additional demands for high-speed data services in general as well as bursts in demand during mega sporting events,” Yousuf Abdulla Al Kubaisi, chief operating officer of Ooredoo Qatar, said.

Ooredoo Myanmar earlier announced the selection of ZTE, a telecom equipment maker from China, for the development of 5G network.