Orange Egypt has resigned Nokia to a five-year contract to modernise its subscriber data management (SDM), a move Nokia said will bolster reliability and security for Orange customers and prepare the operator for a commercial 5G launch.
In a statement, Orange Egypt CTO Ayman Amiri said: "The modernised, industry-leading Nokia SDM solution will help us better address the evolving needs of our customers.
“Building on our existing experience leveraging Nokia’s SDM solution, we are looking forward to leveraging these upgrades as we consolidate our customer base across different technologies and move towards 5G.”
Nokia head of Orange MENA customer business team Adel Hani said: “Our SDM solution is helping service providers across the world to cost-effectively manage data across several applications. We are thrilled that Orange Egypt will modernise Nokia’s already-deployed SDM to gain newer efficiencies and capabilities. The extension of this deal is a reflection of our strong and enduring relationship with Orange Egypt.”
Nokia said the SDM solution has a host of features that will enable the operator to better manage subscriber data across different technology networks.
The current Nokia SDM software being used has been deployed in over three geographical areas serving three million mobile and fixed Orange Egypt customers. The incoming upgraded SDM system supports the launch of 5G services.