Nokia Will Upgrade United Group Networks in Bulgaria, Croatia and Slovenia
Nokia was chosen by United Group to deliver its cloud-native core network products in Bulgaria, Croatia and Slovenia. Finnish company will be the sole core vendor for the Group in those countries and further expanding the business relationship between Nokia and United Group.
Nokia will provide a host of products, including Subscriber Data Management (SDM) software to securely and reliably control UG network data and integrate multi-vendor and multi-technology environments. Core products, including Cloud Packet Core, Voice Core, 3G Core and Cloud Infrastructure, will give United Group’s operators the speed, intelligence and security to deliver 5G services, like network slicing, while cost-effectively managing the operator’s network with near zero-touch automation and adherence to Service Level Agreements.
The core deployments will be rolled out initially for the Group’s 3G and 4G networks on the cloud, via Nokia’s cloud infrastructure, starting by the third quarter of this year. United Group will then roll out 5G non-standalone and standalone services. Earlier this year, Nokia announced that it will deploy a fiber network and in-home mesh Wi-Fi solution across the eight countries where United Group operates.
“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,” said Željko Batistić, CTO at United Group.
“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 centralized or distributed deployment. We look forward to delivering UG and its customers superior network performance and scale,” said Mikko Lavanti, Vice President and Head of Central Europe & Central Asia at Nokia.