Ooredoo to launch 3G services in Myanmar

Operator appoints NSN as key supplier for core and radio infrastructure for 3G network

Ooredoo to launch 3G services in Myanmar

Ooredoo Myanmar will introduce 3G mobile services nationwide in 2014. To achieve this, the operator has selected Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) as the key supplier for its radio and core equipment and services. Ooredoo’s subscribers in Myanmar will soon have access to advanced mobile broadband services.

“This initiative underlines our commitment to deliver world-class communications services to our customers in Myanmar, who will soon enjoy a great customer experience with our network,” said Ross Cormack, chief executive officer at Ooredoo Myanmar. “We are confident of NSN’s capabilities to help deliver our vision of becoming the service provider-of-choice across Myanmar.”

Under the two-year agreement, NSN will build a complete 3G radio access network (RAN) on the 900MHz and 2100MHz bands based on its compact and energy-efficient Flexi Multiradio 10 base station (pictured above) and multicontroller radio network controller (mcRNC).

These high-capacity and flexible platforms will provide great coverage and capacity for Ooredoo Myanmar, enabling it to roll out new services fast and efficiently while managing its rapidly increasing traffic growth, according to NSN.

As the supplier to Ooredoo Myanmar’s core network, NSN will provide its Liquid Core based open mobile switching centre server (MSS) and open media gateway (MGW). The company will also supply evolved packet core (EPC) ready equipment, including Flexi NS (network server) and Flexi NG (network gateway).

The contract also includes NSN’s subscriber data management (SDM) with its new technology home location register (NT-HLR) and One-NDS subscriber data management system to enable a centralised database repository that is independent of the application used.

NSN will also provide its NetAct management system to ensure consolidated configuration, monitoring and network optimization for Ooredoo Myanmar’s 3G network. Furthermore, the company will provide its CEM on Demand and Serve atOnce Traffica to provide insights into the customer experience.

The scope of the deal includes network implementation, planning and optimisation, systems integration and care services including hardware, software and competence development services.

“This deal marks our entry into Myanmar and is therefore of great significance for NSN,” said Paul Tyler, senior vice president of Asia Pacific at NSN. “As Ooredoo Myanmar’s partner, we will leverage our expertise to build a network that will enable exciting new services for customers in Myanmar. Together with Ooredoo Myanmar, we will facilitate the evolution of the country’s communications industry.”


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