Ooredoo Qatar selects Nokia to build 5G cloud

Ooredoo Qatar has selected Nokia to build a 5G cloud native core network to support delivery of enhanced mobile broadband services.

Nokia’s solution will be deployed in Ooredoo’s datacenters in Qatar’s capital city Doha.

The cloud-based architecture for core network is scalable, agile and flexible, making it reliable and suitable for extreme mobile broadband and massive/critical machine communication services. Nokia AirFrame, CloudBand, voice and Cloud Packet Core VNFs, and Nuage Networks Software Defined Network (SDN) are being deployed in the core network.

Yousuf Abdulla Al Kubaisi, Chief Operating Officer, Ooredoo Qatar said, “The modernization of our core network will enhance our capabilities to innovate with new services. It will also help us to meet additional demands for high-speed data services in general as well as bursts in demand, particularly in upcoming mega sporting events. Our 5G network will open the flood-gates for machine learning, automation and micro-services use-cases for consumer and business customers in the country.”

Bernard Najm, head of the Middle East Market Unit at Nokia said, “Our solution supports all flavors of mobile access network technologies and enables our customers to bring new 5G services to market rapidly. The solution provides the low latency, high throughput and content-rich services that will support Ooredoo Qatar’s business goals immediately and well into the future.”

 

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