Airtel Nigeria partners Ericsson for network upgrade

Airtel has signed a three-year contract with Ericsson to transform its core network in Nigeria.

Airtel Nigeria has signed a three-year contract with Ericsson to modernize and expand its packet core network, paving the way for even faster mobile broadband services and enhanced user experience for its subscribers.

The Ericsson Evolved Packet Core and other range of solutions delivered will provide increased reliability and scalability to the Airtel network making it even more flexible in meeting the growing demand for new services. Not only will these solutions optimize the uptake of mobile broadband, but it will also support enterprise services and form a secure platform for virtualization and network slicing enabling other advanced services such as 4G Massive IoT and 5G.

Awadhesh Kalia, CTO, Airtel Nigeria said, “As the Smartphone Network, we are constantly investing to ensure that we deliver on our promise of a seamless broadband experience for our customers. With the completion of the first phase of this project, we have already begun to see the transformation in our networks.”

Jonathan Adams, Head, Ericsson South and East Africa said, “As a longstanding partner, we are aware of Airtel’s unyielding commitment to delivering excellent services to their customers. Through this partnership, we will be deploying a comprehensive, reliable and future-proof suite of solutions that offers quicker time to market of new offerings and superior network performance.”

 

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