Banglalink CEO Erik Aas on investment in virtual network

Banglalink CEO Erik AasBanglalink CEO Erik Aas said the commercialisation of the virtual SDM platform will help the telecom operator to offer the best network experience to its 60 million customers in Bangladesh.

“The implementation of the world’s largest vSDM is a landmark. Banglalink will support to introduce new technology to become the best digital service provider in Bangladesh,” Erik Aas said.

ZTE, the technology partner of Banglalink, said the vSDM platform uses virtualisation technology to achieve hardware and software decoupling, and generic commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware to achieve flexible and elastic on-demand deployment, saving investment and operation and maintenance (O&M) costs.

The vSDM (virtual Subscriber Data Management) platform uses a large-capacity multi-network element integration database solution to meet the requirements of multi-network integration and large capacity. Banglalink will gain from the virtualisation technology that will bring faster speeds and digital transformation.

ZTE said the virtual SDM platform has the largest capacity in the world, helping Banglalink achieve more efficient user data management and enhance service availability.

In 2016, ZTE deployed over 40 virtualisation networks for telecom operators, demonstrating its leadership.