Nokia has issued a press release confirming that mobile operator Ooredoo Tunisia will deploy the Nokia AirGile cloud-native core and services to power its current 2G/3G/4G network in order to prepare for the transition to 5G. With data use more than doubling over the past four years, the country’s biggest cellco by subscribers will harness the new virtualised core infrastructure to maximise the benefits afforded by cloud-native network solutions and reduce operational costs. The Nokia Cloud IMS will also allow Ooredoo Tunisia to launch new voice services, such as VoLTE and VoBB, it said.
Commenting on the development, Hatem Mestiri, CTO for Ooredoo Tunisia, said: ‘Deploying the cloud-native mobile core from Nokia is about preparing Ooredoo to meet future customer demands. It will enable us to be more agile in our response to their needs for everything from video capacity to VoLTE services. And it will enable us to offer them advanced 5G services such as support for industrial automation and IoT as these exciting technologies come to the Tunisian market.’