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India's Idea Cellular Deploys Nokia Cloud Packet Core for Both Data and Voice Services

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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.

Anil Tandan, CTO, Idea
As India prepares to define its path to 5G, we at Idea are building the foundation by adding Nokia's cloud core capabilities. This deployment will allow us to deliver a best-in-class network experience to our subscribers and significantly reduce the time required to introduce new services.

Nitin Dahiya, Head of the Idea Customer, Nokia
Our cloud-native core solutions allows Idea to address the growing demand for both data and voice services to continue to evolve our business model and services.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

For tips and feedback, email Ray at ray.sharma(at)thefastmode.com, or reach him on LinkedIn @raysharma10, Facebook @1RaySharma

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