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VEON selects Nokia for core network modernisation in Georgia

16 Jun 2021

Nokia has announced that its cloud-native software has been selected by VEON Georgia (Beeline) to modernise the mobile operator’s core network throughout the country and to strengthen customer services, network performance and security, as it extends its 4G network with 5G-ready equipment. As part of the deal, Beeline also chose Nokia’s Home Location Register (HLR), making it the sole network vendor for the cellco in Georgia. Upgrading the core network through near-zero touch automation and increased operational efficiencies will enable Beeline to meet rising customer demand for much greater bandwidth capacity, service quality and reliability, and enhanced product innovation and services. The upgrade will also help future-proof Beeline’s 4G network, which currently serves 63% of Beeline’s customers and reaches 90% of the nation’s population. In addition to HLR, Nokia will provide its Cloud Packet Core (CPC) and Standalone Core, with deployment expected to start in the third quarter of 2021.

‘Modernising our core network in Georgia with Nokia reflects our strong partnership, and will enhance our capabilities to deliver superior customer experience on Beeline Georgia’s 4G networks and help us prepare the groundwork for 5G technologies of the future,’ stated Kaan Terzioglu, VEON Group CEO, adding: ‘Our customers in Georgia have an increasing demand for a wider range of experiences built on connectivity and digital services; and this important upgrade to our infrastructure allows to serve them better, and with a greater internal efficiency.’

Georgia, Nokia, VEON Georgia (Beeline)

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