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Nokia 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.”

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