Etisalat UAE has contracted Nokia to upgrade its IP core network to support 800GE and implement transport slicing capabilities to improve 5G experience. As part of the agreement, Nokia will provide services for replacing the existing equipment with its 7750 Service Router (SR), and for implementing automated transport slicing over Etisalat’s aggregation and core network.

Khaled Al Suwaidi, Senior Vice President of Core Networks and Platforms at Etisalat UAE, said: ‘With the increasing proliferation of smart devices and use cases for 5G, it is now essential to provide high capacity and improved 5G network experience to our customers. The partnership with Nokia will enable us to amplify this experience and also reiterates our commitment to implementing the latest technology to continuously improve our services and provide world-class solutions.’

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