Nokia is deploying a cloud-based Subscriber Data Management (SDM) solution that will enable Vodafone Egypt to offer innovative services to its 4G customers.
The deployment, under the Spring SDM project, will help Egypt's largest service provider to continue transforming its operations around telco cloud technology.
The adoption of Nokia's Telco Cloud Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) helps Vodafone Egypt scale its network to meet unprecedented increases in data traffic while simplifying its operational model.
The Nokia SDM solution is currently used for other applications, such as Mobile Number Portability (MNP) and Equipment Identity Register (EIR). Nokia also provides cloud integration and implementation services to enable a smooth transition to the SDM solution.
The deployment is a significant step in the complete transformation of Vodafone Egypt's network to continue providing the best-in-class services to its subscribers.
Also, by deploying Nokia Registers, Vodafone Egypt is able to manage its subscriber data and authentication from a centralized location and across all technologies regardless of whether they are fixed or mobile. This leads to better network efficiency and faster, smoother introduction of new services.
As a result, it will enable Vodafone Egypt to maintain its leadership position while significantly reducing the time-to-market for the launch of new services.
Osama Said, CTO at Vodafone Egypt, said, "This deployment is a testimony of our strong and enduring relationship with Nokia. Nokia's proven SDM solution is enabling us to enhance efficiency by consolidating subscriber data across various networks. This is one of the earliest applications over the cloud and is not only helping us by offering a superior experience to our customers but also by simplifying our operational model."
The Nokia solutions which will be used for the deployment are:
· The Nokia Telco Cloud which adds agility and flexibility in the network, resulting in an improved customer experience.
· Nokia cloud wise services which includes systems integration and migration services and care services covering hardware and software management. They are leveraged to ensure efficiency and timely deployment.
· Nokia Registers solution which helps in consolidating and optimizing the subscriber data across different technologies thus helping the operator in enhancing network efficiency.
· Nokia NetAct which gives the service provider a consolidated view of multi-domain, multi-technology networks for ensuring the best network experience.
"This is a significant deployment for us and underlines our capabilities in telco cloud and SDM technology. We are excited to help Vodafone Egypt deliver improved customer experience and innovative services, which enables the operator to improve customer loyalty and maintain its leadership position in the industry," said Sharaf ElDin Mohamed, Head of the Vodafone Egypt Customer Team at Nokia.