Vodafone New Zealand is to extend Nokia’s Voice Core services to an additional one million subscriptions across the country, enabling more users to enjoy high quality voice services. The initiative is the next phase of an existing programme that has seen the two partners transform the end customer voice experience for a million subscriptions by providing Voice Core services on a fully virtualised core network.

The extended programme will further improve the resilience and redundancy of Vodafone’s Voice Core network and ensure that it is always using the latest software. It will also introduce VoLTE roaming which has become crucial as several operators are shutting down legacy 2G and 3G networks to reduce costs and consolidate their 4G and 5G networks. In addition to its Voice Core network solution, which is aligned with 5G standards, Nokia will also supply its NetAct application for network management and seamless daily network operations.

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