- etisalat by e& will use Nokia’s IP routing solution and services to enable transport slicing capabilities in order to gain operational efficiencies and provide its customers a superior experience.
- The initiative will allow etisalat by e& to emerge as the only player in the Middle East region with a core network that supports 800GE.
24 February 2023
Espoo, Finland – Nokia today announced that etisalat by e&, will use Nokia’s IP solution to upgrade its IP core capacity and enable transport slicing capabilities, ensuring a superior and more resilient 5G experience for its customers.
As part of the agreement, Nokia will also provide services for replacing the existing equipment with its 7750 Service Router (SR), and for implementing automated transport slicing over etisalat by e&’s aggregation and core network. Nokia’s Network Services Platform (NSP) transport slice controller will enable the operator to automate the delivery and the closed-loop optimization of its end customer services in its core network, while ensuring strict bandwidth and latency performance.
Nokia’s 7750 SR, powered by FP5 routing silicon, will help etisalat by e& provide a compelling, reliable and differentiated experience to its customers. Nokia’s industry-leading 800GE routing capability enables operators to address ever-growing traffic demands in a more sustainable manner by building a faster and more energy-efficient IP network.
Khaled Al Suwaidi, Senior Vice President of Core Networks and Platforms, at etisalat by e& UAE, said: “With the increasing proliferation of smart devices and use cases for 5G, it is now essential to provide high capacity and improved 5G network experience to our customers. The partnership with Nokia will enable us to amplify this experience and also reiterates our commitment to implementing the latest technology to continuously improve our services and provide world-class solutions.”
Samer Makke, Head of the Customer Team for etisalat by e&, UAE, at Nokia, said: “The demand for capacity is ever-increasing and service providers are always under pressure to meet these demands. Our solution will help etisalat by e& acquire more capacity and enable it to quickly provide differentiated services at scale. We are looking forward to working with the operator on this crucial initiative.”
- Web page: Network Services Platform
- Web page: 7750 Service Router
- Web page: FP5 network processor
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About etisalat by e&, UAE
‘etisalat by e&’ is the brand representing the UAE telecoms pillar of e& (formerly known as Etisalat Group), operated by Etisalat UAE in our home market. In line with its refreshed strategy, Etisalat UAE is on a mission to unlock shareholder value, deliver outstanding customer experiences and drive optimal business performance.
Taking advantage of the age of ‘connectivity renaissance’, Etisalat UAE will grow core and digital services, by enriching consumers’ value propositions with digital services that cater for consumers’ new lifestyles and emerging demands beyond basic telecom services, including areas like gaming, health, and insurance. Etisalat UAE will also continue to act as the trusted partner and advisor of enterprises by enabling their connectivity and beyond connectivity requirements
Bolstering its leadership position as the digital telco that is a customer champion in a hyper-connected digital world, Etisalat UAE will pivot new, sustainable demand in future-forward spaces like private networks, autonomous vehicles, and AI.
To learn more about Etisalat UAE, please visit https://eand.com/en/telecom.jsp