Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Telenor Norway Selects Starent for Packet Core

Telenor Norway has selected Starent Networks' multimedia core network equipment for the carrier's 2G, 3G/UMTS and 4G/LTE networks. Specifically, Telenor will deploy Starent's market-leading Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN) and Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN) for the 2G and 3G/UMTS networks and Mobility Management Entity (MME), Serving Gateway (SGW) and Packet Data Network Gateway (PGW) for the 4G/LTE network on the ST40 multimedia core platform. Additionally, Telenor's network will utilize Starent's Network-Based Traffic Optimization In-Line Service. Financial terms were not disclosed.

"This is the biggest upgrade of the mobile network in Norway we have ever carried out. It will create a solid base for further developing the services offered by the Telenor mobile network and the quality of those services. Our main aim is to provide customers with better, more innovative services across the country. This means better in terms of capacity, speed and stability," explains Ragnar Kårhus, CEO of Telenor Norway.

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