Greek telco WIND Hellas has selected Swedish vendor Ericsson to deploy its core network for standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) 5G.
Ericsson 5G Core technology for standalone 5G will provide WIND Hellas with faster, more reliable and secure core network.
Ericsson will also supply a suite of customer – centric business support system (BSS) solutions to help the telco improve customer experience and launch and monetise 5G-enabled services for both private and business users, quickly and efficiently.
"We are excited about the collaboration with Ericsson for the country’s 5G network modernisation,” says Nassos Zarkalis, Chairman and CEO of Wind Hellas.
“Our ambitious undertaking is to build a state of the art, secure 5G core network that will create new possibilities for Greece and create value to society at large, businesses, and our customers, by delivering enhanced high speed services and compelling experiences.”
Arun Bansal, President of Europe and Latin America, Ericsson says that Ericsson’s leading dual-mode, 5G Core is vital to WIND Hellas’ goal of being a technology pioneer while also keeping security a clear priority.
Greek enterprises will benefit from Ericsson’s container-based, dual-mode 5G Core, through a range of new 5G use cases.
“With our leading 5G portfolio, we are enabling WIND Hellas to develop new 5G use cases that will transform everything from healthcare to culture in Greece,” Bansal says.
Under the five-year agreement, Ericsson will deploy dual-mode 5G Core software on a new system-verified, Ericsson Cloud Infrastructure with full support services, virtual IMS for fixed voice and voice over LTE (VoLTE), and a next-generation 5G BSS Charging solution.
The accompanying systems evolution and integration program includes end-to-end support services while also introducing automation into the service provider’s network operations.
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