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Nokia Networks, Wind Mobile sign technology pact

December 10, 2015  

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Nokia Networks said today it will work with Wind Mobile as its sole network infrastructure provider. Plans call for the company to deploy cloud-based core technologies that enable VoLTE, VoWi-Fi and IMS services. By implementing cutting-edge technologies, offloading its voice traffic and better utilizing its spectrum, Wind will more than double network capacity and speed, achieve network efficiency gains and deliver a better network experience for its customers, Nokia said in release

Under terms of the five-year deal, Nokia will provide an offering that includes deployment of new radio LTE, LTE virtualized core and OSS (NetAct to support the LTE and core elements). The company will also deploy a cloud-based core based on OpenStack, which will include IMS, HSS, VoLTE, VoWi-Fi and Evolved Packet Core.

The modernization of Wind’s network will involve network implementation, network planning and optimization and care services. Nokia Networks will also provide cloud wise services, including systems integration for VoLTE and packet core deployment.

The telecommunications provider also announced today that it had secured upwards of $425 million in new financing.