Showing posts with label Russia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Russia. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Russia's Inoventica selects ADVA's FSP 3000

Inoventica, one of Russia’s leading IT service providers and data center operators, has selected ADVA's FSP 3000 platform to meet soaring data demand from enterprise and carrier customers by boosting the capacity of its backbone network to 100Gb and up.

The new fully redundant infrastructure leverages ADVA’s QuadFlex line card and OpenFabric cross-connect – two technologies optimized for efficiency and complete flexibility. ADVA’s Select partner, the IT solution specialist Zettaline is also playing a key role in facilitating the project.

ADVA said its FSP 3000 enables significant energy savings and, with its 1RU footprint, occupies very little rack space. Using ADVA FSP 3000 QuadFlex technology, the solution will transport 100Gbit/s data loads over distances stretching to 2,000km across the Moscow metropolitan area. By enabling greater spectral efficiency, QuadFlex delivers extended reach without any need for signal regeneration. Also key is the ADVA FSP 3000 OpenFabric, which creates a distributed architecture, enabling Inoventica to simply and efficiently aggregate lower-speed services.

“ADVA’s technology enables us to take the next step with our infrastructure while also leveraging maximum value from our existing network. With this deployment, we can flexibly respond to soaring data requirements and help our customers to unleash their full potential,” said Vitaly Slizen, CEO, Inoventica.

“We’re proud that Russia’s largest cloud service provider has chosen to harness our technology and expertise. Together with our partner Zettaline, we’ve built a solution that efficiently expands Inoventica’s infrastructure and provides the tools it needs to address today’s key challenges,” commented Andreas Jelinek, senior director, sales, Eastern Europe, Russia and CIS, ADVA.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Tele2 deploys Russia’s first 5G zone in Moscow

Tele2 launched Russia's first commercial 5G zone in central Moscow using equipment from Ericsson.

The 5G coverage is live in Tverskaya Street in the heart of the Russian capital, stretching between Red Square to Sadovoe Ring.

The 5G pilot zone is deployed in the 28 GHz band in non-Standalone (NSA) mode, the frequency band for anchor LTE band is Band 7 (2600MHz), and the 5G pocket routers supporting 28 GHz are used as end-user devices for mobile broadband services with ultra-high speeds.

Sebastian Tolstoy, Head of Ericsson in Russia, says: “As a recognized leader in 5G, we are launching Russia’s first 5G zone in Moscow jointly with Tele2. We have a history of working in close partnership with Tele2 and now we’re pioneering 5G in Moscow. With many live commercial 5G networks with named service provider customers in four continents – more than any of our competitors – we are looking forward to continue leading and driving innovation to ensure the digitalization of Russia.”

Sergey Emdin, Tele2 Russia CEO, says: “Despite fierce competition in the development of new technology, jointly with Ericsson we are the first in the Russian market to launch a 5G zone on our infrastructure. From the very beginning of its work in Moscow, the Tele2 network has been technologically ready for the future implementation of the fifth-generation communication standard. Today’s event means that the 5G era in Russia has already come – from tests and laboratory trials, we are moving to operating the technology on a commercial network. In the near future, Muscovites will be able to see for themselves what 5G will bring to the daily life, entertainment and development of smart city.”

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Ericsson opens 5G Innovation Hub in Moscow,

Ericsson inaugurated a 5G Innovation Hub in Moscow featuring a testing laboratory, training center and a demo studio with 5G and IoT capabilities.

The facility is located at Ericsson’s head office in Moscow’s Metropolis Business Center.

At the testing laboratory, service providers will be able to trial a host of solutions and technologies adapted to Russian standards. These include testing 5G use cases on a live network; securing certification of 5G technologies and software for the Russian market; testing 5G consumer devices on the network in conjunction with service providers and vendors; and piloting advanced technologies and solutions including Fixed Wireless Access, spectrum sharing, Private LTE networks and remote control of autonomous vehicles.

“Ericsson has been investing in specialist training and development of the Russian telecommunications market for nearly 140 years,” Tolstoy says. “The new Ericsson Innovation Hub integrates technologies proven by leading operators and local expertise and will support successful 5G deployment in Russia,” stated Sebastian Tolstoy, Head of Ericsson in Russia.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

MegaFon's CEO steps down

Russia's MegaFon announced the resignation of its General Director and CEO, Sergey Soldatenkov, who will leave the company before the expiration of his contract in 2019.

MegaFon's Board of Directors appointed Gevork Vermishian to take over his positions. Vermishian is currently Executive Director.

Sergey Soldatenkov commented: “I have decided that the time has come to hand the reins to Gevork. I have been involved with the Company since its creation, almost 20 years ago. Throughout this time we have been at the forefront of innovation: we were the first to launch new products and services, we surprised clients and competitors, and we were not afraid to change the sector nor, most importantly, to change ourselves. However, we have been conscious for a long time of the need for a management succession plan. With this in mind, we asked Gevork to take on the role of Executive Director last October, with a view to having me focus on strategy and government relations and having Gevork take on operational issues. In this way it was possible to gradually transition responsibilities to Gevork, and I believe that he is now ready to take over my responsibilities as well and assume full control of the management of the company."

Monday, August 6, 2018

Rostelecom sees growth in Pay TV

Rostelecom, Russia’s national telecommunications operator, posted Q2 revenue of RUB 77.365 billion, up 3% from a year earlier. The company cites pay-TV and fiber broadband services as key drivers as it invests in enterprise cloud services, data centers and cybersecurity services.

In its quarterly report, Rostelcom also noted a positive marketing result from its role as regional sponsor to World Cup 2018.

Some key Rostelcom metrics:

  • The total number of Internet subscribers grew by 2% to 13.0 million in the second quarter of 2018 compared to the corresponding period of last year;
  • The B2C subscriber base grew by 1% to 12.0 million, whilst the number of subscribers connected by fibre optic increased by 6% year-on-year to 7.9 million (66% of the subscriber base);
  • The number of pay-TV subscribers grew by 5% to 10.0 million households compared to the corresponding period of last year;
  • The number of IPTV subscribers increased by 11% to 5.1 million;
  • The number of MVNO subscriber base reached 1 million users, a more than two-fold increase within 1 year;
  • The number of local telephony subscribers decreased by 8% to 18.3 million.
  • CAPEX decreased by 2% year-on-year to RUB 29.6 billion (19.3% of revenue) from RUB 30.2 billion (20.7% of revenue) in the first half of 2017
  • OIBDA increased by 1% year-on-year to RUB 46.9 billion compared to the first half of 2017;
  • OIBDA margin of 30.5% compared to 31.7% in the first half of 2017;
  • Net profit increased by 16% to RUB 7.0 billion compared to the first half of 2017.

Mikhail Oseevsky, President of Rostelecom, stated "The Q2 2018 results came in line with our expectations. Rostelecom has gained momentum: revenue has been growing at a solid average annual rate of 5% in the last 12 months. Our digital segment, which currently accounts for 53% of our top-line, has contributed significantly to this growth. Our growth engine is delivering and we are also increasing our competitive positions in the key pay-TV and broadband segments, thanks to a growing subscriber base and higher ARPU. This was achieved by promoting new services such as “Smart Home” video surveillance, where we saw the subscriber base grow three-fold in the reporting period. Higher demand for cloud services, data centers and information security solutions is also contributing to our top-line and is coming from corporate and government clients."

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Russia's MTS demos 5G in St. Petersburg

Russia's Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) demonstrated a series of 5G scenarios including HD video calls, ultra-low latency video games and high-definition video streaming at an exhibition at Popov Central Museum of Radio Communications, one of the world’s oldest museums of science and technology, in St. Petersburg.

The demonstration utilized Samsung’s 5G end-to-end solutions including 5G routers (CPE, Customer Premise Equipment) and prototype tablets, the 5G radio access unit, virtualized RAN and the virtualized core network.

“Our goal is to adapt new technologies to commercial use in cooperation with industry-leading vendors. Today’s trial with Samsung Electronics demonstrates that 5G is not an academic theory, but presents a nearly ready set of practical network solutions that will allow customers to manage a broad range of everyday tasks and open new opportunities that are unachievable on 4G,” commented Pavel Korotin, Director of St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region, MTS.

http://www.mtsgsm.com
https://news.samsung.com

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Rostelecom test 5G at State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg

Rostelecom has deployed a 5G trial zone on the premises of the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia – one of the largest art museums in the world. Ericsson supplied a full range of 5G technical solutions and expertise during the implementation and integration phases.

Several use cases have been demonstrated, including the use of robotic equipment for art restoration projects, and a remote learning application that transmits 4K video streams to VR glasses. The demonstrations were carried out on Rostelecom’s 5G test network deployed in 3500 MHz frequency band.

Mikhail Piotrovski, Director of the Hermitage Museum: “The Hermitage is a leader in our field. New technologies match our style and spirit and we enjoy using modern achievements and experimenting with them. This is why we are the first museum in the world to launch a 5G demo zone. It’s also critical to test technology in the cultural sector, understand the human impact, and make sure it fits the unique needs of museums like ours.”

Sunday, May 20, 2018

MTS activates Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) in Russia

MTS, the leading communications service provider in Russia and the CIS, deployed Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) technology at a shopping center in Ufa City, Russia.

The service activation took place in the Planeta shopping center in Ufa on May 17 following a series of tests conducted on a live MTS network using a commercial smartphone.

The new LAA network in Ufa aggregates a 20 MHz band in the 1800 MHz licensed LTE spectrum (4x4 MIMO, 256-QAM) and three 20 MHz bands (2x2 MIMO, 256-QAM) in the 5 GHz unlicensed spectrum. The installation is built on Ericsson’s ERS indoor small cell stations using 1800 (2212) and LAA (2205) broadband radio modules, while Motorola Moto Z2 Force smartphone powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform was used as a smartphone.

The Snapdragon 835 integrates X16 LTE modem, the first commercial modem supporting the LAA technology. The configuration yielded downlink speeds of 979 Mbps.

This marks the first commercial LAA rollout in the region. Qualcomm is also listed as a technology partner.

Andrey Ushatsky, Vice President, Technology and IT, MTS, says: "With the launch of the commercial high-speed LAA-network in cooperation with Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies, MTS again confirms its status of a technological leader. This is the first LAA network in Russia and Eastern Europe and an important milestone on the way to 5G. LAA will allow us to build gigabit LTE networks quickly and cost-effectively in places with active traffic consumption, where operators do not always have enough available frequencies in the licensed spectrum.”

Yulia Klebanova, Vice President of Business Development, Qualcomm Europe, Inc., says: "We are happy to see Gigabit LTE network services becoming available to the subscribers of MTS. Gigabit LTE can help operators increase network throughput and achieve higher spectral efficiency, providing incredible network speeds to users of mobile devices powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Gigabit LTE modems with LAA support, including Snapdragon 835 and 845 Mobile Platforms.”

Sebastian Tolstoy, Head of Ericsson Russia, says: “LAA gives service providers access to new spectrum, increasing network capacity and supporting both higher peak rates and higher-than-average speed rates. This commercial LAA rollout marks another important milestone in our strategic cooperation with MTS. Earlier we achieved peak throughput data rates of 25 Gbps at our joint 5G trial. The next step is to prepare for a new demonstration of enhanced 5G capabilities during the football tournament in Russia this year.”

  • In 2017, MTS selected Ericsson to upgrade its network with Ericsson Radio System and core network solutions and to prepare for 5G and IoT

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Russia's Rostelecom picks ZTE for Access Network Upgrade Project

ZTE clinched a 70% share of the first stage of  Rostelecom's the access network modernization project.

ZTE's Multi-Service Access Network (MSAN) product delivers VDSL. Rostelcom is currently testing G.vectoring and G.fast for deployment in a second stage of its upgrade project.

ZTE noted that its access products are equipped with lithium batteries to endure the harsh outdoor environments in Rostelcom's territory, including extreme low-temperature. Its customized outdoor cabinets are cold-resistant, water-proof, moisture-resistant and dust-proof.

Rostelecom is Russia's leading broadband and pay-TV provider with over 12.7 million fixed-line broadband subscribers and over 9.7 million pay-TV subscribers, over 4.7 million of which are subscribed to its IPTV service.


Sunday, November 26, 2017

Russia's Hermitage Museum to host 5G trial

Rostelecom and Ericsson will carry out a 5G trial at the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

The test, which is scheduled for the first half of 2018, will feature Ericsson's latest 5G technology and use a mix of virtual reality, haptic technology, and robotics.The solutions include Ericsson Radio System which is prepared for 5G implementation. The network will be operated in the 3.5GHz frequency band and support LTE/LTE-Advanced devices.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Telia to sell its 19% stake in MegaFon to Gazprombank

Telia Company is selling its 19% holding in MegaFon to Gazprombank for RUB 514 per share, raising gross proceeds of RUB 60.4 billion (equivalent to approximately SEK 8.6 billion or US$1.03 billion).

MegaFon (Russian: МегаФон), which is based in Moscow, is the second largest mobile phone operator[3] and the third largest telecom operator in Russia.

Gazprombank has agreed to a lock-up of six months from the date of the sale, subject to certain exceptions.

Gazprombank is the third largest bank in Russia and is funding the acquisition with cash in immediately available funds.

Telia noted that although Gazprombank is subject to EU capital market sanctions and to Russia US Directive 1 Sanctions, which prohibit US and EU companies from financing, directly or indirectly, entities that are subject to the sanctions, this transaction does not involve any financing of Gazprombank or any trade in stock or other securities issued by Gazprombank and the sanctions are therefore not applicable.

Telia narrows focus on Nordics and Baltics


The summer break is now well past its peak for many regions. For telecom operators, traffic must be carried whether the whole country is on holiday or not, and this is surely the case for Telia Company. The recent news from Stockholm was not good. A disappointing financial report for Q2 2017 issued on July 20th forced the company to announce a 3% cut in employment, or roughly 850 people, just before the summer holidays and precisely the time many...


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Russia's MTS and Ericsson Demo 25G in 5G testing

MTS, a major telco in Russia and the CIS serving over 100 million subscribers, and Ericsson announced that during trials of 5G technology they achieved claimed record data transmission rates of up to 25 Gbit/s using a portable prototype of a smartphone, representing an advance on previous 5G trials that involved only stationary devices.

The testing was conducted by Ericsson and MTS at the Opening Arena stadium in Moscow, where a base station operating in the range of 14.5 to 15.3 GHz transmitted a signal to a portable prototype of a subscriber' device at the speeds of up to 25 Gbit/s. During the trials, MTS and Ericsson tested 5G technology in a range of scenarios requiring high bandwidth and low latency, such as 4K video streaming, virtual reality services and remote robot control over a mobile network.

The latest trials featured technologies including:

1.         Multi-user and massive MIMO with an array of transmit-receive antennas, including serving multiple subscribers in one sector of a cell over the same frequency band.

2.         Beam tracking, designed to provide user devices with a stable, reliable connection and the optimum throughput performance when on the move.

3.         Dynamic TDD, which enhances the data transfer rate and efficiency of wireless network resource utilisation by dynamically redistributing the bandwidth when transmitting traffic in the downlink and upstream channels.

Ericsson noted that the trials were conducted as part of its strategic partnership with MTS established in December 2015. Under the agreement, Ericsson and MTS planned to cooperate on 5G R&D in Russia, encompassing areas including spectrum studies of the next generation network and implementation of a test system.

Subsequently, in June 2016 the companies tested LTE-U (LTE-Unlicensed), demonstrating the aggregation of two frequency bands, 10 MHz in the 1800 MHz band of LTE and 20 MHz in the unlicensed 5 GHz band at WiFi access points, demonstrating data rates of 200 Mbit/s.


Also in June last year, the companies signed a 3 year agreement for the supply of software for the modernisation of the MTS network, to include implementing IoT technology and testing extended GSM technology (EC-GSM-IoT).

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

VimpelCom Russia selects Nokia to Manage Fixed, Mobile, Transport Networks

Nokia and Russian communications and technology company VimpelCom, which services over 58 million mobile and 2.2 million fixed broadband customers through the Beeline brand, have signed a five-year agreement under which Nokia will become the main provider of managed services for operator's fixed, mobile and transport network operations.

Having previously been responsible  for managing services on VimpelCom's network in central Russia, under the new agreement Nokia will extend its responsibility to managing VimpelCom's 2G, 3G and 4G mobile networks that are based on a range of equipment from different vendors. Specifically, field maintenance work will be carried out by Nokia for VimpelCom in the Southern, North Caucasian and Central regions of Russia, including in Moscow.

By consolidating and transforming its network operations, VimpelCom is aiming to benefit from more efficient networks and more streamlined operations, faster time to market and lower operating costs. VimpelCom also expects to enhance service quality for its more than 58 million mobile and over 2 million fixed broadband customers in Russia.

Under the agreement, Nokia will also provide network planning and optimisation services, network implementation, project management and network support via its global delivery hub located in Voronezh in the south west of Russia.

VimpelCom/Beeline in Russia is a part of Amsterdam-based telecom group VEON, the company having announced it was changing its name from VimpelCom to VEON on February 27, 2017. VEON serves over 235 million customers worldwide in countries and regions including Russia, Italy, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Georgia, Tajikistan, Algeria, Pakistan and Bangladesh.


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Huawei Marine Builds Cable Linking Kamchtka-Sakhalin

Rostelecom has authorized Huawei Marine to begin the construction of a 900-km submarine fiber cable connecting Kamchatka and Sakhalin.

The construction represents the second phase of the Far East cable system that connects the regions of Kamchatka-Sakhalin-Magadan.

Phase One connecting Sakhalin – Magadan was completed in 2015 along with the land-based  telecommunication network on the Kamchatka peninsula. This terrestrial network connects to the submarine cable in the area of Ust-Bolsheretzk, from where the submarine cable is buried beneath the seabed as it crosses the Okhotsk sea, connecting Ust-Bolsheretzk in Kamchatka with Okha residential point in Sakhalin.

http://www.huaweimarine.com/marine/marine/commonWeb.do?method=showContent&webId=487
http://www.rostelecom.ru/projects/FarEast_FOCL/

Monday, June 13, 2016

Ericsson Lands Big Upgrade Contract with VimpleCom

VimpelCom, which serves more than 200 million mobile and broadband customers across Russia and 13 other countries, has selected Ericsson to transform its global IT infrastructure. Ericsson valued the deal at more than US$1 billion.

Under the partnership, Ericsson will undertake a complete overhaul of VimpelCom's IT infrastructure across 11 countries and 12 time zones.  Ericsson said the project's scale is the largest and most ambitious in the industry's history.

VimpelCom will digitalize and globalize its Business Support Systems (BSS) infrastructure using Ericsson's new software and cloud technologies. The Digital Stack will accelerate product and service development, while the delivery and use of near real-time analytics, will allow greater personalization of services for customers. In addition, a simpler user interface will also enhance the customer experience on all levels.

Jean-Yves Charlier, Chief Executive Officer of VimpelCom, said: "This marks a fundamental milestone in our transformation as we move ahead with our strategy to turn VimpelCom into a true digital pioneer. The new Digital Stack will help us better respond to our customers while also centralizing and simplifying our business, creating lean and agile operations that will result in a more efficient cost structure across our global footprint."

Hans Vestberg, President and CEO, Ericsson, said: "In a fully connected world, success for operators requires performance, flexibility and efficiency. Ericsson's unique BSS as a service concept, combed with our leading services and technology capabilities, will support VimpelCom in realizing these ambitions while positioning the company for further growth as ICT transforms industries everywhere."

http://www.ericsson.com
http://www.vimpelcom.com

Monday, December 21, 2015

MTS and Ericsson to Showcase 5G at 2018 World Cup in Russia

Russia's Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) and Ericsson signed an MOU on 5G research and deployment in Russia, including spectrum studies of the next generation network and the building of a test system. The project will support a dialog with government regulators concerning the bands being targeted for 5G and requirements for next generation systems.

The companies said their partnership will also lead to implementation of 5G-related technologies in MTS' network, such as Ericsson Lean Carrier and the use of unlicensed spectrum, and other technologies that use the design concepts Ericsson is developing for 5G.

http://www.ericsson.com/news/1975090


Russia's MTS Picks Ericsson for LTE


Russia's Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) selected Ericsson to deploy its LTE network in four regions covering more than half of Russia, thus becoming MTS's main vendor. Financial terms were not disclosed. Under the three-year agreement and starting in Q2, 2013, Ericsson will roll out LTE in the Siberian, Ural, Volga, and Southern Federal Districts of Russia. In the first stage of the project, Ericsson will supply no less than 10,000 new-generation products...

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Russia's MegaFon Picks Nokia for LTE

MegaFon awarded a seven-year contract to Nokia Networks to upgrade its nationwide network in Russia.

Under the deal, Nokia Networks will supply its Single RAN technology for greater capacity, higher data rates and low latency. Subscribers in Moscow, Central and Caucasus regions will be first to enjoy the LTE services.

http://networks.nokia.com/news-events/press-room/press-releases/megafon-selects-nokia-networks-to-build-its-4g-lte-network

http://www.megafon.ru/

Monday, August 25, 2014

Moscow's Akado Telecom Deploys Infinera DTN-X

Akado Telecom (Akado), a major multi-service cable network operator in the Moscow region, has upgraded its backbone network with the Infinera DTN-X packet optical transport networking platform.

The upgrade supports 100G and boosts Akado's total fiber capacity by more than four times, enabling rapid delivery of high capacity services. Akado provides a full range of advanced communication services based on its own fiber-optic network, which extends more than 18,000 kilometers. Akado's multi-service network provides high-speed residential Internet access, voice services, and cable TV services, as well as a broad range of enterprise services for businesses and government entities.

Infinera said its DTN-X platform enables Akado to rapidly deliver reliable, high-speed networking services. The Infinera DTN-X features 500 Gbps super-channel capability.   When combined with Infinera's Instant Bandwidth, Akado can activate bandwidth on demand in 100 Gb/s increments to rapidly deliver services to its customers faster and with lower costs.

"Deploying the Infinera Intelligent Transport Network allows Akado to dramatically increase the capacity on our metro backbone to support the growing demand in Moscow and Moscow region," said Vitaly Klishin, Senior Vice President at Akado Group. "With this solution we can rapidly scale network capacity to deliver reliable 10G, 40G and 100G services to meet the needs of both B2B and B2G customers of Akado Telecom, including banks, service providers and government organizations."

http://www.infinera.com
http://www.akado-telecom.ru

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Russia's AM4R Satellite Lost at Launch

The Russian Satellite Communication Company's Express-AM4R, which was to be Russia's most powerful communications satellite to date, was lost approximately nine minutes following launch aboard a Proton-M rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The satellite, which was built by Astrium and insured for about US$225 million, carried 63 transponders providing X-band, C-band, S-band, L-band, Ku-band, and Ka-band capacity along with 10 antennas installed. Its mission was to provide Internet access across a wide swath of Russia from 80°E.  AM4R was commissioned to replace AM4, which was also lost on launch in 2011.

http://www.astrium.eads.net/
http://eng.rscc.ru/

In August 2011, the Russian Satellite Communications Company lost contact with the $265-million Express AM-4 satellite shortly after launch aboard a Proton-M rocket from Kazakhstan. The Express AM4, based on Astrium's Eurostar E3000 satellite design, is the largest of the Express satellites so far. IT is equipped with a total of 63 active transponders in L-, C-, Ku- and Ka-bands and 10 antennas, both fixed and steerable. Its mission is to deliver digital TV, Internet and telecom services for eastern Russia. 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Russia's MTS Tests VoLTE on Telco Cloud with NSN

MTS, the leading operator in Russia and CIS, completed the first Voice over LTE (VoLTE) call on a telco cloud infrastructure using Nokia’s technology and expertise. Nokia said the end-to-end testing, conducted in the operator’s live LTE network, was the first such trial to leverage the virtualization of service and control functions in the core network, including its IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), Telephony Application Server (TAS) and Home Subscriber Server (HSS). The company’s Cloud Application Manager provided automated deployment and management of all cloud applications. MTS used Nokia’s commercial portfolio and a cloud management system that controls the VoLTE applications in MTS’s private telco cloud.

“VoLTE and telco cloud are principal technologies that will help us address new business opportunities and deliver a superior voice experience to our customers,” said Andrey Ushatskiy, chief technical and IT officer at MTS Group. “This live implementation of virtualized VoLTE with our long-standing partner, Nokia, is an important proof-of-concept and shows our commitment to offering our customers the most advanced voice services possible. We expect that the compound annual growth of mobile data traffic will reach 79% by 2020 and have to prepare our networks to deliver a quality mobile broadband experience to our customers.”

“We are delighted to join forces in this pioneer project supporting MTS’s demonstration of voice services using LTE in a telco cloud,” said Kristina Tikhonova, Head of East region, Networks. “We have the most comprehensive VoLTE solution on the market and our goal is to support operators’ migrations of voice and messaging traffic to LTE. With this demonstration, we further underscore that we are commercially ready and able to do this.”

http://www.nokia.com

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