Nokia announced that Orange Egypt has chosen to modernize its existing Nokia SDM solution to support the operator’s subscriber growth over the next five years. Enhancements to the SDM network include a complete modernization of the solution, including upgraded hardware and ongoing software releases. The new system will allow Orange Egypt’s users to benefit from increased reliability and security, and will enable Orange Egypt to improve operational efficiency and meet the changing capacity and service needs of its users.
Nokia’s 3GPP compliant SDM solution includes Nokia Register, Home Subscriber Server, Home Location Register and One-NDS (Network Directory Server), as well as Unified Data Management and Authorization Server functions for 5G. Together these components will enable Orange Egypt to better manage user data across different technology networks.
Nokia’s SDM solution is deployed at three geographic sites, serving approximately 33 million mobile and fixed Orange Egypt subscribers. This includes users of 2G, 3G, 4G, fixed services, data and voice, IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) with Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi) services. The newly upgraded system supports the upcoming 5G service.
Ayman Amiri, Chief Technology Officer, Orange Egypt said: “The industry-leading, modern Nokia SDM solution will help us better meet the changing needs of our customers. Based on our existing experience with Nokia SDM solutions, we look forward to leveraging the Different technologies strengthen our customer base and move towards 5G.”
Adel Hani, head of Nokia’s Orange MENA customer business team, said: “Our SDM solution is helping service providers around the world manage data across multiple applications in a cost-effective manner. We are delighted that Orange Egypt will have deployed Nokia Our SDM has been modernized for newer efficiencies and functionality. The extension of this transaction reflects our strong and enduring relationship with Orange Egypt.”