MTN to deploy Ericsson platform to meet rising demand for data

26 Jul 2012

Swedish equipment and solutions provider Ericsson has announced that MTN Nigeria has become the first African operator to deploy its SSR 8020 platform for wireless IP core network, helping to boost the operator’s ability to meet its subscribers’ rapidly increasing demand for data services. The Evolved Packet Gateway (EPG) will support MTN Nigeria’s current 2G, 3G and Wi-Fi networks, and will also be able to support future upgrades to Long Term Evolution (LTE). Lars Linden, head of Ericsson Sub-Saharan Africa, commented: ‘The flexibility and capacity of the SSR platform will allow MTN Nigeria to introduce newer, smarter functions and capabilities which will enhance the mobile broadband experience for end users.’ This includes traffic management capabilities for quality of service differentiation and improved operator billing and rating options. Ericsson will provide turnkey services, including installation, integration and commissioning of the new SSR 8020 platform as well as support services.

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