Nokia said its cloud-native Cloud Packet Core solution, including its Cloud Mobility Manager, and Cloud Mobile Gateway deployed on CloudBand is being deployed by Idea Cellular in Delhi, the capital of India.
This is as part of the operator's transformative steps toward digitalization to meet increasing data demand and mobile broadband growth. The changes are key enablers in Idea's transformational journey from bare-metal to a cloud core architecture.
Nokia said the new cloud packet core technology will allow Idea to run both data and voice services on a common cloud platform, significantly reducing operational cost and time-to-market and providing better quality of service for its subscribers.
Adding the cloud platform enhances automation capabilities, such as lifecycle management, higher scalabilities and capacities, thus bringing greater operational benefits to Idea's network. Adaptation to a Nokia cloud core will enable Idea to rollout new deployments, scale faster and adopt a delivery model that meets customer demands for enhanced mobile broadband, improved latency, and accelerated time-to-market for new services.