Nokia is helping Ooredoo Algeria take the first step towards next-generation networks with the successful deployment of North Africa's first "virtualised mobile gateway."
This is a crucial step for the migration of core network elements to the cloud, and paves the way for the transformation of the core network to support next-generation mobile network technology.
The deployment allows Ooredoo Algeria to meet growing data demand in the region, and provide new services like Internet of Things (IoT), in addition to enhanced broadband to its subscribers. Once deployed, Ooredoo Algeria's subscribers will be able to enjoy high bandwidth-consuming services.
Nokia's Cloud Mobile Gateway has been installed and placed into commercial service. Nokia will be deploying more gateways in the near future.
Next Generation Core (NGC) is a service-based architecture that calls for the evolution of the core network. Deployment of the Cloud Mobile Gateway is one of the most important steps in this transformation. It will help Ooredoo Algeria deliver a seamless network experience across fixed and wireless access technologies. With the help of the Nokia AirFrame data centre solution, Ooredoo Algeria will be able to deliver telco applications that demand low latency.