Nokia wins upgrade contracts with United in three markets

Nokia wins upgrade contracts with United in three markets

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United Group has contracted Nokia to upgrade its core networks in Bulgaria (pictured), Croatia and Slovenia.

It means Nokia will be the sole core vendor for the group in all three countries, providing a "host of products", including its Cloud Packet Core, Voice Core, 3G Core and Cloud Infrastructure for United to delivery 5G services, such a network slicing.

Nokia will also provide Subscriber Data Management (SDM) software to control UG network data and integrate multi-vendor and multi-technology environments. Nokia’s SDM solution serves approximately 4.8 billion subscribers and devices around the world.

Željko Batistić, CTO of United Group, said: “The surge in connected devices and all the demands that mobile users have today require a powerful wireless network that can transfer large volumes of data fast, securely and with very low latency. With Nokia’s support we are building Southeast Europe’s best mobile network, one focused on quality, performance, and product innovation. The investments we are making – in both mobile and fixed – will guarantee that United Group’s users always have access to the very best our industry has to offer.”

Earlier this year, Nokia announced that it will deploy a fibre network and in-home mesh Wi-Fi solution across the eight countries where United Group operates.

Mikko Lavanti, vice president, head of central Europe & Central Asia, Nokia, said: “Nokia is delighted to further support United Group’s strong market position in Southeast Europe. Nokia’s market leading core portfolio continues to demonstrate its breadth, reliability and innovation using true cloud capabilities and centralised or distributed deployment. We look forward to delivering UG and its customers superior network performance and scale.”

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