Ericsson Completes Upgrade of Greek Mobile Network
Published on: 10th Feb 2014
Ericsson says that it has completed a one year transformation and network evolution project at the Greek mobile network Wind Hellas.
The project was aimed at reorganizing and modernizing its Mobile Packet Core. The installation of a multi-access Evolved Packet Core network has been a major factor in this process. With its consulting and systems integration capabilities, Ericsson has had the responsibility of being the prime integrator.
As part of the transformation, legacy packet network systems have been replaced and all subscribers migrated to a single multifunctional platform suite. Wind Hellas should then benefit from the reduced operational costs of a multi-access packet architecture that supports 2G, 3G and 4G subscribers with untapped ultra-fast data speeds.
Wind Hellas CNO Nikos Babalis says: "The teams worked hard to deliver a state-of-the-art solution. We are proud to say that our Mobile Packet Core solution is ready to serve our existing and new customer base with advanced mobile broadband offerings based on differentiated customer experience."
Mobile broadband with advanced policy control capabilities is becoming increasingly important for operators to strengthen their competitiveness by enhancing the customer experience, and at the same time reducing operational costs.
Maurizio De Dominicis, Vice President and Head of Ericsson in South Eastern Europe, says: "These are complex projects since they require the seamless transfer of existing subscribers and services to a completely new system, with extensive systems integration according to each customer's needs and network. We have a long-standing relationship with Wind Hellas, and we will continue to support them as a business partner in the competitive Greek telecommunications market."