Nokia Networks, Algar Telecom deploy LTE network in Brazil
Nokia Networks, Algar Telecom deploy LTE network and Telco Cloud in Brazil
First Nokia Networks Telco Cloud implementation in Brazil
Nokia Networks selected as sole supplier for radio access, core network and services
Algar Telecom to introduce LTE services in the 700 MHz band, modernize its 3G
network and pave the path for VoLTE and VoWiFi services
São Paulo, Brazil – 22 April 2015
Algar Telecom, the telecommunications arm of the Algar group, has entrusted Nokia
Networks with the responsibility of enabling LTE services in the 700 MHz band,
upgrading its 3G network and implementing Telco Cloud. Under a 5-year turnkey
contract, Nokia Networks will provide radio and core networks and managed services
to transform the operator’s network infrastructure. With this, subscribers in Minas
Gerais, Goiás, Mato Grosso do Sul and São Paulo will soon enjoy new voice and data
services with excellent coverage and capacity.
Post implementation, subscribers will have access to significantly better 3G services as
Algar Telecom continues to expand its coverage across Brazil. Additionally, Nokia Networks
will modernize the operator’s network to enable it to offer 4G services in the future – thus
reaffirming Algar Telecom’s commitment to continually evolve and adapt its infrastructure to
address the demand for data-centric services.
Telco Cloud revolutionizes how operators run their networks, launch new services
As a cutting-edge technology, Telco Cloud provides multiple benefits for operators and their
customers alike. With Nokia Networks’ cloud infrastructure, Algar Telecom will have flexibility
in its network to cope with unpredictable data traffic patterns and shorten roll-out time for
new services while reducing deployment costs. This approach marks a significant step in the
operator’s strategy to increase network capacity and provide excellent customer experience.
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Key highlights of the solutions and services provided by Nokia Networks:
Compact and energy-efficient Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station*, a software-defined radio
platform, complemented with Flexi Zone** small cell solution
Telco Cloud Infrastructure, including IMS and Evolved Packet Core, to make Algar
Telecom’s network more flexible, scalable and open to innovation
iSON Manager, a centralized Self Organizing Networks solution to improve Algar
Telecom’s network efficiency
Subscriber Data Management Platform***, a centralized database for all relevant
NetAct, a virtualized OSS, for effective and consolidated monitoring and optimization of
Algar Telecom’s LTE network
Professional Services from Network Planning and Optimization, Systems Integration &
Managed Services with Network Implementation supported by Global Service Delivery
and Care Services
Nokia cloud related services to help implement telco cloud into the operator
Divino Sebastião de Souza, President and Chief Executive Officer, Algar Telecom,
said: “As one of the recognized leaders in the global network equipment industry, Nokia
Networks is our first-choice supplier for this critical project that will consolidate our reputation
as one of Brazil’s preferred operators. With their support, we are building a future-ready
network that will offer nothing less than the best to our subscribers – be it in terms of
customer experience, or the wide array of innovative voice and data services that will soon
be available. This network will also reduce our Carbon footprint and minimize our
environmental impact, as we will be deploying energy-efficient equipment.”
Dimitri Diliani, Head of Latin America, Nokia Networks, said: “Our technology portfolio
and services expertise will allow Algar Telecom to offer a truly unmatched customer
experience. This contract validates and further strengthens our growing footprint in the
Did you know?
Nokia has more than 170 LTE customers, which operate across all inhabited continents of
the world and include the largest operators (measured by LTE subscriber count) and the
fastest LTE-Advanced networks (by subscriber data rate).
Click here for a photo of Nokia’s Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station.
Telco Cloud Website
Webinar: Nokia Networks expands telco cloud portfolio (29 April 2015)
Blog: Nokia Telco Cloud was one hot ticket at MWC 2015
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* Nokia’s compact, multi-technology, modular and weatherproof Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station is an
award winner and supports a throughput of 10 Gbps. It improves power consumption in base station
sites by 70% compared to traditional cabinet-based sites.
** Nokia Flexi Zone enables operators to increase capacity by deploying clusters of access points in
hot spots and zones. The award-winning Flexi Zone is an LTE/3G/Wi-Fi-capable solution which
complements macro networks with an underlay of small cells at the street and indoor level. This
provides significant performance benefits, macro co-existence, traffic offloading, simplified
backhauling and low O&M impact so that operators can provide a remarkably rich customer
experience in urban capacity problem areas while keeping the total cost of ownership much lower
than traditional small-cell deployments.
*** Nokia’s Subscriber Data Management (SDM), including One-NDS and New Technology Home
Location Register (NT-HLR), is a central entity for mobile communication networks. It hosts all
relevant subscriber information as well as network and mobility application information needed to
allow a completely seamless communication in GSM, 3G and LTE networks worldwide. SDM
architecture is based on the concept of separating application service logic (dataless NT HLR front
end) and application data (One-NDS). Because of this architecture, the solution scales flexibly and is
highly reliable, providing new value added functionalities for operators.