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Nokia to provide Tele2’s distributed cloud core across European opcos

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Plan is to accelerate the operator’s digitalisation with a more reliable, efficient and faster network.

Tele2 has chosen Nokia to deploy standalone (SA) 5G Core and Voice over 5G (Vo5G) to improve its cloud infrastructure and data and voice connectivity for subscribers in Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.
Deployment is expected to start this year.

Nokia says its core offers near zero-touch automation that drive greater scale and reliability, allowing Tele2 to lay the foundation for 5G and enable faster time to market with new services – at an affordable price.

The vendor also says its architecture provides the flexibility to be responsive to market demands while controlling costs as networks become more complexity.

Containerisation

As part of Tele2’s core evolution, Nokia will deploy its Cloud Packet Core products to support 4G and 5G core network functions and improve network scale, performance and reliability. Improvements include new subscriber data management software to help streamline Tele2’s network operations.

Nokia will also deploy cloud and network management products from its CloudBand, Network Services Platform (NSP) and NetAct product portfolios to help secure, automate and scale network management operations.

Nokia says that its CloudBand is a vendor-agnostic, multi-technology and multi-domain platform, so Tele2 will be able to integrate existing and new solutions, which will be deployed across Nokia Container Services.
This is described as a cloud-native solution that integrates multi-vendor and multi-technology environments.

The deployment will also include Nokia’s NetGuard Security products.

Smart network, new services

Thomas Helbo, CTO at Tele2 (pictured), said, “We looked for a knowledgeable partner to successfully and efficiently handle the rollout of our 5G core in a reliable way, and we found just that in Nokia.

“With Nokia handling the integration and their ability to leverage years of experience, our team is able to concentrate on enabling new services for our customers, while running a smart and reliable network.”

Raghav Sahgal, President of Nokia Cloud and Network Services, said: “We are proud to be expanding on our long-standing relationship with Tele2 as we move into the 5G era. With our relationship stemming back to the mobile core days of the 1990s, we look forward to collaborating with Tele2 to support new 21st century digital services and unlock even more reliable network experiences.”